Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman joins Kenosha Area Family and Aging Services Inc. staff, volunteers and others at a Thursday celebration of March for Meals Month. In the foreground are the lunchtime Meals on Wheels deliveries ready to go out the door with volunteers.

March for Meals: Nationwide celebration of Meals on Wheels celebrated in Kenosha

Kenosha Area Family and Aging Services program enables the elderly, the sick, and the disabled to remain in their own homes with help from people who care


Kenosha County is located in the southeastern corner of the U.S. state of Wisconsin. Its population in 2019 was estimated to be 169,561, making it the eighth most populous county in Wisconsin. The county is named after the county seat, Kenosha, the fourth largest city in Wisconsin.

Kenosha Area Family and Aging Services Inc.’s monthlong celebration of March for Meals continued Thursday (March 23) with a visit from County Executive Samantha Kerkman, who presented a proclamation in celebration of the occasion.

March for Meals is a nationwide celebration of Meals on Wheels and the seniors who rely on the service to remain healthy and independent in their homes.

Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman poses for a photo with Kenosha Area Family and Aging Services, Inc. board members and others. Pictured, from left, are board members Troy Mahr, Jim Hanson and Carolynn Friesch; Executive Director Ronald Tatum; Kerkman; board member Jeanne Kessler; Kenosha County Division of Aging, Disability and Behavioral Health Services Director Rebecca Dutter; and Heather Vanoss, the county’s manager of elder and disability services.

“Kenosha County is pleased to partner with KAFASI to provide nutrition to seniors across our county, and volunteer drivers are the backbone of the Meals on Wheels program,” Kerkman said. “I thank everyone who is involved with providing this vital service in our community.”

After presenting the proclamation, Kerkman joined with volunteer driver Kyle Kibar as he made some of the deliveries on his weekly lunchtime route on the south side of the city and in Pleasant Prairie.

“I wanted to give back in some way, so I just walked in one day and asked if they were looking for volunteers — and, fortunately, they were,” Kibar said. “So, it just worked out.”

More information about volunteering for Meals and Wheels and other KAFASI programs is available at or by calling 262-658-3508.

Executive Proclamation