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“Get Out and March for Meals” campaign kicks off March 21

RUTLAND, Vt. - Southwestern Vermont Council on Aging (SVCOA) today announced the kick-off of its “Get Out and March for Meals” campaign which will run from March 21 through March 27. Food insecurity and isolation have grown with the COVID-19 pandemic, and Meals on Wheels (MOW) is working hard to keep up with the growing demand for its services.

“March for Meals is a great opportunity for all to celebrate Meals on Wheels and recognize the importance of the service here in Vermont,” said Courtney Anderson, Nutrition Director with SVCOA. “It’s also an opportunity to consider the tremendous contributions of older Vermonters to our communities and our role in supporting these influential people as they age. We’re truly fortunate to have such a strong show of volunteer and financial support for this important program in our region.”

“Get Out and March for Meals” is a chance to get outside and walk some miles to raise awareness of older Vermonters’ food insecurity and the critical need for support of the MOW program. The idea is to walk as much as you can during the week of March 21 to March 27, and during your week, take a picture of you or your team walking with a copy of our “I March for Meals Because” sign. Send your picture to SVCOA by e-mail at, by traditional mail, or post your picture to Facebook and tag SVCOA, or use the hashtags #marchformeals and #svcoachallenge.

We encourage participants to register for the challenge as individuals or teams and to dedicate a specific mileage goal to their campaign! Invite your friends, family or co-workers to join you virtually or safely in person.

To register for the challenge, visit or email .

To personalize and print your “Get Out and March for Meals” sign, visit

To make a financial donation to the Meals on Wheels program, visit

Media Contact: Anna White, 802-786-5990