Tampa Police Officers Join National Campaign to Keep Seniors Safe and Healthy Officers partnered with Hillsborough County nutritionists to host East Tampa’s first “March for Meals.”

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WHAT: The public is invited to donate non-perishable food items and participate in a walk around the Robles Park pond as part of the National March for Meals campaign.

WHEN: Saturday, March 29, 2014 from 9 a.m. to noon

WHERE: East Tampa Resources in Community Hope (RICH) House, 3305 North Avon Avenue


The Tampa Police Department and Hillsborough County Family and Aging Services are teaming up to raise awareness about the crimes and nutritional problems that senior citizens face on a regular basis. Individuals from all age groups are invited to participate in East Tampa’s first “March for Meals.” The free event will take place on Saturday, March 29. During the march, participants will embark on a one-mile walk around the scenic Robles Park pond area. The trail will be lined with various educational and nutritional stations where walkers can receive information on personal safety, wellness and local meal programs. A variety of vendors will also be onsite to hand out free healthy snacks and drinks to walkers as they make their way around the pond.

Participants are also encouraged to donate non-perishable food items to help fight senior hunger in our community.

The March for Meals campaign is a community-by-community nationwide celebration of the Meals on Wheels programs that keep our senior neighbors happy and healthy.

Janelle McGregor