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March for Meals is Back for 2024

March 1, 2024 | By Emilie Jacques

March for Meals is back in the Copper Country! Every year in March, Meals on Wheels has a nation-wide celebration of the senior nutrition program being added to the Older Americans Act. This year Copper Shores will host a series of events to showcase its people, programming and locations to help raise awareness and make memories with fun activities.2024-03-01-MarchforMeals---MealsonWheels--1080x1080---OL-GeneralPosting

These events offer participants the opportunity to sample delicious dishes prepared by Meals on Wheels, and learn more about the important role that congregate meal sites play in supporting community health and well-being. Participants will be introduced to new exercise opportunities with chair yoga, and have the chance to immerse themselves in the stunning landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture of the region through presentations and art, while connecting with friends, family and neighbors.

March for Meals will kick off on March 6 with an open house at the Hancock kitchen, and run throughout the month. A full schedule of events can be found below.

March for Meals 2024 Schedule

  • Hancock Kitchen Open House - Wednesday, March 6 | 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Meet staff, tour the kitchen, learn about deliveries and try samples.
  • Chassell Congregate Site Open House - Wednesday, March 13 | 11:15 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    • Chassell Fire Hall - Balance, stretching and flexibility with chair yoga with Beth Krause, Certified Yoga Therapist, followed by a shared group meal.
  • Hancock Congregate Site Open House - Wednesday, March 27 | 12 to 2:30 p.m.
    • Lakeview Manor - Start with a delicious meal, then participate in a painting activity, before finishing with an Aurora Borealis presentation by local photographer George Bailey.
  • Chuck-a-puck at the Calumet Colosseum - Saturday, March 30 | 6 to 8 p.m.
    • Proceeds from chuck-a-puck at the Calumet Wolverines hockey game will be split between the winner and Copper Shores Meals on Wheels.

Please pre-register for the March 13 and March 27 events by emailing McKenzie Hart at or by calling 1 (906) 483-1155.

Name our congregate site, win $25 in Keweenaw Cash!

In addition to the in-person activities, the public is asked to think of creative and unique names that encompass the purpose of the congregate meal sites, which is to provide area seniors with a space to gather with friends, meet new people and enjoy a nutritious meal. The winner will receive $25 in Keweenaw Cash. During the month of March, participants can submit name suggestions to, by calling 1 (906) 483-1155 or making a submission at The winning name will be announced in April.

For more information about March for Meals and how you can get involved, please contact mealsonwheels@coppershores.orgor by calling 1 (906) 483-1155.

Emilie Jacques

Emilie Jacques

"I graduated from Michigan Tech with a B.S. in Psychology, a minor in Communication Studies, and a minor in Media Production. I love the outdoors and DnD." You can reach Emilie at