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What types of fundraising do we put on?

Skagit County Senior Services undertakes a variety of fundraising efforts each year. One of the most important fundraising initiatives takes place each March during the national March for Meals celebration.

Why the Month of March?

The annual March for Meals celebration commemorates the historic day on March 22, 1972, when President Nixon signed into law a measure that amended the Older Americans Act of 1965 to include a national nutrition program for seniors 60 years and older. This year, the network will join forces for the awareness campaign to celebrate 50 years of success and garner the support needed to ensure these critical programs can continue to address food insecurity and malnutrition, combat social isolation, enable independence, and improve health for years to come.

Bowling Bash 2022

The Bowling Bash was cancelled for the second time in as many years due to  the pandemic. For years this event had been the principal fundraising event during the March For Meals fundraising campaign for Meals on Wheels. This has created challenges for raising  funds used to support our program of daily delivery of hot, nutritious meals to local seniors in their homes.

The need for funds to support  Meals on Wheels have never been greater. Home-delivered meals are up 35% from pre-pandemic levels in Skagit County.  So We Are Marching On! and request your assistance by donating what you can to help feed our vulnerable seniors. 

To learn more about our current and past fundraising activities or to donate to the Meals on Wheels Program, click on the button below:

How are Senior Services funded in Skagit County?

Meals on Wheels is funded through various sources, including, client donations, the Federal Older Americans Act, the US Department of Agriculture, SCSA, Skagit County and Cities, fundraising events and donations from various organizations. We provide services and employment on a non-discriminatory basis and comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

What is the Skagit County Council on Aging?

The Skagit Council on Aging is dedicated to addressing basic needs and issues of the senior community to enhance the personal independence and dignity of seniors by promoting services in the areas of transportation, housing, nutrition, health care, socialization, and education.

 

 

 


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