It was in March of 1972 when congress passed and President Nixon signed into law a new provision of the Older Americans Act (OAA) that laid the groundwork for more than 5,000 Senior Nutrition Programs nationally. The OAA is the primary piece of federal legislation that authorizes and supports vital nutrition services, both congregate and Meals on Wheels, to Americans age 60 and older. The campaign is held every year to promote public awareness, recruit new volunteers, and make contributions to help fund the program.
Watch for events/opportunities to contribute to the Senior Meals Program right here in Vermillion throughout the month of March and any other time of year you would like. Checks should be made to Dakota Senior Meals (can send or bring) to Dakota Senior Meals, 320 West Main Street. For more information or any questions, please call Karen Gibbs at 624-6164.