Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud will be conducting a 1.5 mile march in Berthoud, Colorado to raise awareness for the organization as part of the national 16th Annual March for Meals.
The march is an effort to spotlight and support vulnerable seniors who rely on this vital service to remain independent at home. The march coincides with Meals on Wheels 50th anniversary of service in Loveland and Berthoud.
What is the event:
Our March for Meals event commemorates the historic day in March 1972 when President Nixon signed into law a measure that amended the Older Americans Act of 1965 and established a national nutrition program for seniors 60 years and older.
Since 2002, Meals on Wheels programs from across the country have joined forces for the annual awareness campaign to celebrate this successful public-private partnership and garner the support needed to fill the gap between the seniors served and those still in need.
Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud invites all Berthoud and Loveland community members to join our 1.5 mile walk. We will be escorted by JRROTC Berthoud and we’ll encourage all participants to show their support for seniors, and raise awareness for the power of Meals on Wheels. Signs will be supplied.
Event is free, but participants must register.
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Where is the event:
Our march begins at Grace Place, 375 Meadowlark Drive, Berthoud, CO, continues east on Mountain Avenue, and will conclude at City Star Brewing, 321 Mountain Avenue, Berthoud, CO. Lunch will be supplied by Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud.
Participant parking is in the overflow parking area at Grace Place. Return rides to
parking area will be available.
When is the march:
Saturday, March 10, 2018
10:00AM – 1:00PM
VISUALS: As the group reaches Fickel Park in downtown Berthoud (approximately 11:00AM),
we’ll pause to take the opportunity to raise awareness by displaying signs and balloons to attract the attention of local citizens. From there the group will proceed to City Star Brewing for a lunch supplied by Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud.