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Okay, walkers, it’s time to get active for Meals on Wheels!

MOW Walkathon banner 2019

Carol Foote Headshot July 2018Carol Foote

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:

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

Feb 2019 MOW Walkathon Get Active for Meals on Wheels photo WEBCalling all people & pups: Put a pep in your step for Meals on Wheels! You can help close the $120,000 funding gap to ensure all the local elders who need home-delivered meals and wellness checks get them.

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:

  1. 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.

  2. There are 1137 elders in Franklin County and the North Quabbin region who receive Meals on Wheels.

  3. 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.

I’m looking forward to seeing and hearing about your activity as April 27 draws nearer. Most walkers use the tried-and-true method of approaching friends and family face to face with their pledge forms. Please know those pledge forms may now be found on the LifePath website, or may be requested from me directly by calling 413-773-5555 x2225 or 978-544-2259, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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.