At Engage Technologies Group, our mission is to empower people and organizations with timely knowledge from trusted relationships. We are committed to giving back to our local community by fostering a culture of service, supporting local organizations, and building strong relationships with the aim of making a positive social impact.
With this in mind, the annual March for Meals event aimed to raise awareness of senior hunger and food insecurity while highlighting the vital role that Meals on Wheels plays in providing a proven solution. Over 350 incredible individuals, alongside Engage Technologies Group and their eye-catching Big Blue Duck, participated in the march, which required no entry fee.
Engage’s Big Blue Duck made a splash at the event, assisting in the “Ducking Hunger” initiative and drawing attention to the cause with its unique and engaging presence.
March for Meals 2023 Video Recap
Horizon Credit Union generously donated $5 for each marcher to Meals on Wheels Metro Boise and also presented the annual “Spirit Award” to the group with the most enthusiasm. Other sponsors for the event included The Good Feet Store and Engage.
This year, the event paid tribute to Larry Gebert, longtime KTVB meteorologist, for his years of service to Meals on Wheels Metro Boise. His final community event was last year’s march, and this year, his wife and sons proudly led the march in his honor.
Senior hunger and food insecurity are significant issues, with one in six seniors in America facing these challenges regularly. In Idaho alone, this translates to over 56,000 seniors struggling with hunger. Meals on Wheels Metro Boise delivers and serves over 1,500 hot, nutritious meals on weekdays and more than 1,000 frozen meals on weekends to seniors throughout Ada County, Emmett, Middleton, Marsing, and parts of Caldwell.
“The food is critical to the seniors, but Meals on Wheels is much more than a meal to them. 90% say it makes them feel more safe and secure, 81% say it improves their health, and 92% say it enables them to remain independent at home with their pets.” – Grant Jones, CEO of Meals on Wheels Metro Boise
Together, we can continue to make a difference in the lives of those who need our support the most.