- Written by Carol Foote, Development Director
- Published: 14 February 2019
Can you believe LifePath’s Meals on Wheels Walkathon is just two months away?
Your participation over the next couple of months securing gifts for Meals on Wheels is vital. The more broadly we all share our connection to local elders and the importance of the program in our community, the more support it will receive.
Here are 3 ways to get active for Meals on Wheels:
If you’re on social media, make sure your network is aware of your passion for Meals on Wheels. Post reasons why you are compelled to support the program and take photos of yourself on your walks or with elders in your own life who motivate you. Then tag and share them with LifePath!
Take the opportunity to involve people in groups where you’re already involved. Schools, social organizations, religious affiliations, etc. are all places where you will find others who want to have an impact, like you.
Online donation pages make it easy for those interested to support you and the program. You may set one up through LifePath’s website, or separately (or additionally!) through your social media outlets.
It can be difficult to find motivation in the gray void of February, but here are some numbers to put some pep in your step:
This year over last, we’ve seen a 10% increase in the average daily delivery of meals (500 last year vs. 550 this year). That means a greater need has to be met, and we need your support more than ever.
There are 1137 elders in Franklin County and the North Quabbin region who receive Meals on Wheels.
52 volunteers drive more than 120,000 miles a year to make sure local elders get the nutrition they need and the wellness check to keep them safe.
Thank you for your part in bridging the $120,000 gap between what federal and state funding provides and the true cost of the Meals on Wheels program.