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Meals on Wheels of Syracuse to hold March for Meals Campaign
Support will help to continue feeding homebound seniors in our community
Syracuse, NY – February 18, 2014 – Meals on Wheels of Syracuse announced today that it will be participating in the national 2014 March for Meals campaign. Syracuse business and community leaders will be among those who will help highlight the program’s need for volunteers and financial support.
“In this tough economy, the food and human contact we provide to seniors in this community is needed more than ever,” said Mason Kaufman, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels of Syracuse. “We need the community to come out and support our March for Meals events. Our clients are counting on us. We can’t let them down.”
March for Meals is a national campaign held during the month of March, initiated and sponsored by the Meals on Wheels Association of America to raise awareness of senior hunger and to encourage action on the part of local communities. Hundreds of Senior Nutrition Programs across the United States, like Meals on Wheels of Syracuse to promote March for Meals through public events, partnerships with local businesses, volunteer recruitment and fundraising initiatives.
“Our Meals on Wheels programs are on the front lines every day in the battle against senior hunger,” said Meals on Wheels Association of American President and CEO Ellie Hollander. “March for Meals is a time when communities can come together to stand with their local Meals on Wheels program and support our mission to end senior hunger in America.”
For more information on March for Meals, visit www.marchformeals.com.
About Meals on Wheels of Syracuse:
Meals on Wheels of Syracuse provides nutritious home-delivered meals to seniors, people with disabilities, and those recovering from an accident or illness of all ages. Many would go hungry or be unable to remain in their homes without these meals. We serve 800 people nearly 195,000 meals annually. Meals on Wheels of Syracuse is the fourth oldest Meals on Wheels program in the United States and has been feeding our homebound neighbors since 1959. For more information, visit www.meals.org or call (315) 478-5948.
About Meals on Wheels Association of America:
The Meals on Wheels Association of America is the only national organization and network dedicated solely to ending senior hunger in America. The Association is the oldest and largest organization composed of and representing local, community-based Senior Nutrition Programs in all 50 states as well as the U.S. territories. More than 5,000 local Meals on Wheels Programs leverage a dedicated army of two million volunteers who day-in and day-out create an efficient and caring way to keep America’s seniors stay independent, healthy and able to live in their own homes. For more information or to locate a local Meals on Wheels program, visit mowaa.org.