A home-delivered meals volunteer with a client

2020 March for Meals - Electronic Press Kit (EPK)

2020 March for Meals - Electronic Press Kit (EPK)

March for Meals - Overview

The national nutrition program for adults 60 years and older—commonly referred to as Meals on Wheels, was established on March 22, 1972. Since 2002, the Meals on Wheels programs come together each March to celebrate this proven collaboration of local community organizations, businesses, all levels of government, and compassionate individuals, and to bring attention to the nutritional needs of older adults. The annual campaign is called March for Meals.

This electronic press kit contains information and graphics to assist you with hosting an event, or publishing news articles about the events being planned across New York State.

Dates to Remember:
March 16-20, 2020 - March for Meals Community Champions Week
March 18, 2020 - NYSOFA March for Meals event
March 22, 2020 - Anniversary of Home-Delivered Meal program


Press Releases/Templates:
March for Meals Event Plan

Pre-Event Media Advisory Template

Pre-Event Announcement of Schedule Media Advisory Template

Sample post-event wrap up press release

March for Meals Information Sheet 2020
County-by-County: NYS Meal Statistics 2019

Social Media Graphics:
By the Numbers: New York Then and Now
State-to-State Comparison Bar Graph
Home-delivered Meals Consumer Profile
Your Contributions Equal More Meals

Photo 1   Home Delivered Meal

Photo 2  Oswego County volunteer delivers a meal

Photo 3  Cattaraugus County meal delivery volunteers

Photo 4  Congregate meal site

Photo 5  Congregate meal site

Photo 6  Congregate meal site

Photo 7   Client Delivery

Photo 8  Congregate meal site