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March For Meals

Meals on Wheels has recruited local community leaders and elected officials to deliver meals to homebound senior citizens for the 10th annual March for Meals week held March 9-13, 2020. More than thirty community leaders from various cities will speak out for seniors and raise awareness for the power of Meals on Wheels.

"The services we provide are a lifeline for many seniors of Utah County and the need is rapidly increasing,” said Heidi DeMarco, director of MAG Aging & Family Services. “Together, we can keep our senior neighbors well-nourished and connected to our community, while supporting their independence and well-being at home as they age.”

The elected officials will join Meals on Wheels volunteers to deliver the lunches. Volunteers are a vital part of the success of Meals on Wheels. Currently, a small army of more than 395 volunteers deliver 71% of the meals in Utah County.

March For Meals is a national campaign initiative by Meals on Wheels America (MOWA) which seeks to raise awareness and to encourage action on the part of the local community. This is the eighth year Meals on Wheels at Mountainland Association of Governments has participated in this event.

About Meals on Wheels:

Meals on Wheels helps seniors maintain their independence by providing hot, nutritious lunches. The program serves more than 600 seniors daily. In 2019, Meals on Wheels provided more than 140,000 meals to 1,300 different seniors in Utah, Wasatch and Summit counties. The program enlists more than 400 volunteers to accomplish these efforts.  

For media inquiries, contact Stephanie Benson at sbenson@mountainland.org or 801-472-6757.


Participating Community Leaders

Utah County Wasatch County Summit County
Alpine City Councilman Lon Lott Charleston Mayor Brenda Kozlowski Kamas Mayor Matt McCormick
American Fork Mayor Brad Frost        Midway Mayor Celeste Johnson Park City Mayor Pro Tem Nann Worel
Cedar Hills Mayor Jenny Rees County Councilmember Marilyn Crittenden Park City Council Steve Joyce
Highland Mayor Rod Mann     
County Councilman Kendall Crittenden
County Councilmember Kim Carson
Orem Mayor Richard Brunst                       County Councilman Danny Goode
County Councilmember Glenn Wright
Mapleton Mayor Dallas Hawkes County Councilman Steve Farrell
Payson Mayor Bill Wright County Councilman Jeff Wade
Provo Mayor Michelle Kaufusi
Santaquin Mayor Kirk Hunsaker
Saratoga Springs Mayor Jim Miller
Springville City Councilman Liz Crandall
Springville City Councilman Patrick Monney
County Commissioner Tanner Ainge
County Commissioner Ivie
County Commissioner Bill Lee
UVU President Astrid Tuminez