Mayor Van Johnson to Celebrate “March for Meals” with Meals on Wheels Delivery Monday, March 18th

Mayor Van Johnson to Celebrate “March for Meals” with Meals on Wheels Delivery Monday, March 18th


Media Advisory

March 8, 2024

Media Contact:
Susan Hancock Maureen Bergmueller
Abshire Public Relations Senior Citizens Inc.
912-844-9549 912-236-0363

                                     Mayor Van Johnson to Celebrate “March for Meals”                                                                    with Meals on Wheels Delivery Monday, March 18th

                 WHO: Senior Citizens, Inc. (SCI), a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping                           people age successfully, and Savannah Mayor Van Johnson will celebrate “March                       For Meals” to fight senior hunger at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 18.

                WHAT: SCI will celebrate the national “March for Meals” campaign with a brief press                  conference at 10:00 a.m. During the press conference, the Mayor and SCI President                    Patti Lyons will share thoughts regarding the importance and positive impact of the                    Meals on Wheels program that provides both nutritional support and a wellness                          check to older adults in the Coastal Empire. After his comments, the Mayor will                            deliver meals to a few of the 1,800 seniors who benefit from SCI’s Meals on Wheels                    program each day.

                This month, Senior Citizens, Inc. and the entire Meals on Wheels network will                              celebrate March for Meals. This annual celebration commemorates the historic day in                  March of 1972 when President Nixon signed into law a measure that amended the                      Older Americans Act of 1965 to include a national nutrition program for seniors 60                       years of age and older. This 50-year-old vital public-private partnership provides                         millions of seniors with essential services that help them remain healthier and                               independent at home.

WHERE: Senior Citizens, Inc.
                3025 Bull Street
                Savannah, Georgia
                (Press Conference will take place on the Jasper Street side of the building,                                  at the main entrance.)

WHERE: Tuesday, March 18, 2024
                10:00 a.m.

All media are invited to join Mayor Johnson as he delivers food to Savannah seniors and Meals on Wheels clients. Interviews will be available onsite.


Senior Citizens Inc. (SCI) has been helping people in coastal Georgia age successfully since 1959 through a variety of programs including Meals on Wheels, in-home nursing and personal assistance, Adult Day Health Centers, The Learning Center, and much more. To learn more about SCI, its services, and plans for expansion, please visit or call 912-236-0363.