Thank You North Carolina, New York, and West Virginia Runners…

ACCA is excited to introduce it’s first ever VIRTUAL race this year for the March for Meals 5K and 12K.  This project will help demonstrate the impact that Meals on Wheels has on our local area, state, and nation.  It is hard to believe that the United States has 9 million older adults facing the threat of being hungry.  The March for Meals 5K and 12K represents the meals ACCA puts out 5 days a week, 12 months a year but we are taking it to another level this year by trying to get someone in every state to run our Virtual race to bring awareness that Meals on Wheels serves people in every state of the US.

How can you help?

Sign Up: Virtual race packets (including bib, t-shirt, and/or medal) will begin to be mailed out on 3/2/2015. Virtual racers signing up after 3/17/2015 will receive packets (t-shirt, bib and/or finisher medal) within 1 week of registration. T-shirts not guaranteed after 3/17/2015 registration.  Virtual racers can run anytime, anywhere. That’s the perk to the virtual race. Sign up and run at your convenience. For the actual race on March 28, 2015, the start and finish will be at the Athens Community Council on Aging, 135 Hoyt Street, Athens, GA 30601. Don’t forget to “Show Us Your Finish Line.”

Share:  If you see a white state, then we need someone to run in it. If you have friends or family in Alaska or Hawaii, we are especially talking to you.  Just kidding but for real, we want to have this map filled up by March 28 to bring awareness to Meals on Wheels.

Show Us Your Finish Line: Please share your virtual race pictures with us with the hashtag #m4m2015 #MFMmoment #myfinishline

For more information, to sign up, or just to browse our event, CLICK HERE!

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ACCA to Remain Closed on Thursday, February 26

ACCA will follow agency policy and remain closed Thursday, February 26.

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ACCA Closed Wednesday, February 25

Due to the uncertainty of the weather forecast for Wednesday, February 25, the administration of ACCA has decided to be closed.  Right now, the weather is forecast to be okay in the morning hours and then get worse in the early afternoon when most of our participants are trying to get home and when ACCA Transportation is at its peak hours.  We don’t want to take any chance of our volunteers, participants, or employees getting into a bad situation with unpredictable weather.

We are sorry for any inconvenience and will keep you posted on Thursday’s hours as the system develops.  Thank you.

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Why Should You Run Our 2015 March for Meals 5K/12K?

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Congratulations Shannon!!

Dr. Shannon Wilder receiving the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year Award from Chamber President, Doc Eldridge.

ACCA is so proud to have Dr. Shannon Wilder on our Board of Directors and want to wish a HUGE congratulations to her for receiving the Chamber Champion award last evening (February 17, 2015) at the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Meeting. Shannon has been a member of the ACCA Board of Directors for three years and serves as the Director of the Office of Service Learning at the University of Georgia.  Shannon has helped ACCA greatly with senior hunger efforts by helping develop partnerships with the UGArden, Office of Service Learning, Campus Kitchen at UGA, the formation of the Senior Hunger Coalition which addresses local food insecurity in older adults.  Congratulations Shannon… ACCA loves you!!

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