Read about the event in the Reporter-Herald.

Photo COURTESY of Craig Young, Reporter-Herald Staff Writer


What's happening? On Saturday, March 10th at 10am we celebrate the 16th Annual March for Meals community-by-community celebration of Meal on Wheels in support of vulnerable seniors who rely on this vital service to remain independent at home. Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud will be conducting a 1.5 mile walk in Berthoud, Colorado to raise awareness for our program. This event is part of our year-long 50th anniversary of service in Loveland and Berthoud.

How did this begin? This 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.

Who is invited to participate? 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 speak out for seniors and raise awareness for the power of Meals on Wheels.

The details: 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. Participant parking will be in the overflow parking area at Grace Place.

As the group reaches Fickel Park in downtown Berthoud, we’ll pause to take the opportunity to raise awareness by displaying signs and balloons to attract the attention of local citizens. We expect this to happen at approximately 11:00AM. From there, the group will proceed to City Star Brewing for a light lunch supplied by Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud.