Kenosha Area Family and Aging Services Unites Community in #SaveLunch Campaign to Support Senior Nutrition

By Kenosha Area Family and Aging Services, Inc.

Since 1969, Kenosha Area Family and Aging Services, Inc. has been providing quality services for all stage of life.

Kenosha, WI – The Kenosha Area Family and Aging Services (KAFASI) is at the helm of the #SaveLunch/March for Meals Campaign, a vital initiative aimed at eradicating senior hunger in Kenosha County. This campaign is part of a national effort to reinforce the Meals on Wheels network, which was instrumental in delivering over 125,000 meals to Kenosha’s seniors in 2023. The demographic trends indicating an aging population underscore the critical need for such services, particularly as many seniors navigate the challenges of fixed incomes and escalating living costs.

The campaign, running from March 19th to 22nd, features a wide array of community leaders and dignitaries, including Alderperson Rollin Pizzala, County Executive Samantha Kerkman, Mayor John Antaramian, Representative Tip McGuire, Senator Bob Wirch, and Secretary of Health in Tony Evers’ Cabinet, Kirsten Johnson, actively participating in meal deliveries and senior engagement. The week’s recognition will include the presentation of a City of Kenosha Mayor Proclamation on Tuesday, a Kenosha County Executive Proclamation on Wednesday, and a Governor’s Proclamation. Additionally, Secretary of Health in Tony Evers’ Cabinet, Kirsten Johnson, will speak on Thursday.

The tangible impact of Meals on Wheels is evident through beneficiary testimonials, with 77% reporting improved health, 85% feeling more secure in their homes, and an impressive 92% stating that the meals are crucial to their independence. One Kenosha recipient eloquently summed up the program’s value, stating, “Without Meals on Wheels, my home would no longer be my sanctuary,” underscoring the program’s role in providing both nutritional and emotional support.

Enhancing this initiative is the collaboration with a broad spectrum of local organizations dedicated to community welfare, such as the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha, Building Our Future, City of Kenosha, Dooley & Associates, Habitat for Humanity of Kenosha, Home Helpers Burlington, Kenosha Achievement Center, Kenosha Area Business Alliance, Kenosha Community Foundation, Kenosha Community Health Center/Pillar Health, Kenosha County, Kenosha Police Department, Kenosha Unified School District, Library Terrace Assisted Living, Mayoral Candidates David Bogdala and Lydia Spottswood, Shalom Center, Snap-On, Society’s Assets Inc, Southeastern WI Regional Planning Commission, and the United Way of Kenosha County. The involvement of these entities emphasizes the community’s cohesive response to the needs of its senior population.

KAFASI invites the broader Kenosha community to get involved in this cause, highlighting the impact of donations and volunteer efforts on enhancing the lives of seniors. This campaign transcends meal provision, symbolizing the community’s collective commitment to care, compassion, and ensuring that no senior is left in isolation.

For details on how to make a contribution or volunteer, please visit KAFASI’s official website at

Media Contact: Ronald C. Tatum, Executive Director

Kenosha Area Family and Aging Services Inc. (KAFASI)

P: 262-764-7238

C: 262-351-6074