Grateful for Community Support
Missoula Aging Services (MAS) would like to thank the community for an outpouring of support during the 21st annual March for Meals- a month-long, nationwide campaign to raise awareness of both Meals on Wheels and our older neighbors who rely on the essential service.
Meals on Wheels is a critical lifeline for older adults in Missoula County. Hunger and isolation have increased in recent years, and the program now serves 50% more people than before the pandemic. Missoula Aging Services expects to deliver 140,000 meals to homebound individuals this year and will help provide almost 40,000 community lunches to older adults at locations throughout the county.
The Missoula Aging Services Meals on Wheels program serves an average of 2,388 home-delivered meals per week within Missoula County, which includes Lolo, Bonner, Clinton, Frenchtown, and Seeley Lake. This work has only been possible thanks to the dedication of over 90 Meals on Wheels volunteer drivers and to all the members of the community who financially support Missoula Aging Services each year.
Thanks to community support, Missoula Aging Services raised over $130,000 during the month of March for Meals on Wheels. “We are fortunate to have a community dedicated to ending hunger and isolation,” shared Ria Overholt, Volunteer & Nutrition Services Program Manager for MAS. “Every dollar raised for Meals on Wheels stays right here in Missoula County. People can donate any time of year and feel great knowing they are helping a local neighbor in need to continue to live independently at home. We are beyond thankful for every contribution that was made, and for the continued dedication of our amazing volunteer drivers that deliver these meals.”
The Agency would like to recognize and thank the Good Food Store and Allegiance for being the 2023 March for Meals Platinum and Gold Sponsors.
We invite anyone interested in signing up for Meals on Wheels service, volunteering, or donating to call (406) 728-7682.
Thank you to our 2023 Sponsors
Missoula Aging Services sincerely thanks all of the local businesses who sponsored the 2023 March for Meals and are standing with us in the fight against hunger and isolation.