On March 1, 2012, hundreds of concerned citizens will join Lanakila Meals on Wheels in the March for Meals to raise awareness of the need to fund the Kupuna Care Program and combat senior hunger. Marchers from around the island, including seniors, elected officials, and Kupuna Care service participants, will gather at the State Capitol Rotunda at 10 a.m.
March for Meals is an annual national campaign, held in March of every year, and designed to increase public awareness for local senior nutrition programs. The campaign takes place in the month of March because it was during this month that the law was enacted that included Senior Nutrition Programs in the Older Americans Act.
Kupuna Care is a state-funded, county administered program that provides basic services to frail older adults who can’t live at home without assistance. Services include home-delivered meals, personal care, help with chores and transportation assistance. These services provide an important safety net that can help low and middle-income adults avoid going into poverty and being forced into more costly care settings.
The public is encouraged to attend. For information, please visit lanakilapacific.org or call 531-0555.