March for Meals
MIFA is a proud partner in March for Meals, the annual awareness campaign held during the month of March, for Meals on Wheels (MOW) programs across the nation. MIFA MOW program has received the highest level of accreditation by the program model.
Senior Hunger and Isolation
As our senior population grows—both in Memphis and nationwide—the risk of hunger among this vulnerable community grows with it. Food insecurity threatens the physical health of seniors, while the isolation of living alone threatens their emotional health.
When seniors receive adequate nutrition and regular interactions with others, those threats diminish, allowing them to maintain or improve their health and remain independent for longer.
March is Champions Month
During this time, government officials and other community leaders deliver meals and raise awareness of the impact Meals on Wheels has made in reducing senior hunger in our community.
About MIFA Meals on Wheels
With the help of over 100 volunteers, MIFA’s Meals on Wheels program delivers about 2,000 meals to homebound elderly and seniors at congregate nutrition sites each weekday. This critical service keeps seniors living in independently, healthier at home, and feeling more connected to the community.
We are grateful for the many dedicated volunteers, donors, and supporters who make MIFA Meals on Wheels a reality for our senior neighbors. You make it possible for us to feed Memphis seniors every weekday, and on behalf of those clients, we thank you.
The annual campaign commemorates the month in 1972 when President Nixon signed into law a measure that amended the Older Americans Act and established a national nutrition program for seniors 60 years and older.