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LifePath’s Meals on Wheels Walkathon season steps off with a call for sponsors

MOW Walkathon banner 2019

Carol Foote Headshot July 2018Carol FooteWith the turn of the calendar, I’m happy to be a part of the Meals on Wheels Walkathon season for a second time. The morning event scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 2019, outside LifePath’s office at 101 Munson Street in Greenfield, represents what is so wonderful about our area - community supporting community.

We’re again looking for generosity from local businesses to offer support to Meals on Wheels through this event in its 27th year. Its longevity can be attributed to our community’s commitment to ensuring that local elders receive a noontime meal and wellness check.

People, organizations, and businesses from across our community come out in support because Meals on Wheels serves more than 1100 elders each year in 30 area towns, with about 550 meals being delivered each weekday by 52 volunteer drivers who clock a whopping 267,372 miles annually to offer that nutrition and wellness check.

The funds raised specifically for Meals on Wheels address the funding gap that would otherwise create a waiting list for elders in need. Can you imagine -  because of a lack of mobility or following an illness or surgery - not being able to access the balanced meal and wellness check seniors need to stay healthy?

Want to become a 2019 Meals on Wheels Walkathon sponsor?

As the momentum builds for our largest fundraiser of the year, please join in the commitment to local elders by sponsoring the 2019 Meals on Wheels Walkathon. Additionally, employees or other groups can make a difference by forming a fundraising/walk team, collecting gifts in support of the Meals on Wheels program and showing their spirit at the Walkathon.

Meals on Wheels Walkathon sponsor opportunities and forms may be found here as of mid-January, or contact me for more information: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 413-773-555 x2225 or 978-544-2259 x2225.

Here’s to a great Walkathon season ahead!