HONORING MEALS ON WHEELS
Sunday October 22nd at 1:45 at the Palace Theatre
Presented by Syracuse International Film Festival
SYRFILMFEST 2017 will donate a portion of its ticket sales to help the hungry. As a tribute to Meals on Wheels of Syracuse, the SYRFILMFEST Board and Staff have chosen to highlight our mission of inspiring and engaging the community through film by saying thank you to Meals on Wheels of Syracuse for its work to help seniors and disabled adults who are home-bound alone and not always able to have nourishing meals.
“In past years, SYRFILMFEST has recognized The Carol Baldwin Breast Cancer Fund, The Syracuse Jail Ministry, The North Side Learning Center and Musicians For World Harmony,” says Christine Fawcett Shapiro SYRFILMFEST co-founder. “SYRFILMFEST’s mission to engage, entertain, inform, and inspire the community through film events, has brought it into collaborations with many community groups over the past 14 years.”
“Meals on Wheels touches the vulnerable, lonely and hungry in our community in important and often not recognized ways,” Fawcett-Shapiro says. “When a volunteer visits a regular recipient to bring a meal, they may also be the first to spot a problem that needs attention and initiate a connection to additional resources - Meals on Wheels is not only about food for the body but also the well-being of its clients. The volunteers not only deliver meals, but also take the time to talk with and listen to the client. At SYRFILMFEST we fully support and thank all the volunteers for giving the treasure of their time to this valuable community program.”
Meals on Wheels of Syracuse organizers and volunteers will be guests of the festival on Sunday, October 22, to meet actor Siobhan Fallon-Hogan and attend her program at the Palace Theatre. Following Fallon-Hogan’s program, SYRFILMFEST 2017 will close with an Academy Award-nominated feature animation from Ireland, SONG OF THE SEA. A portion of ticket sale proceeds from this program and others during the five day festival will benefit Meals on Wheels. Song of the Sea a story made to be shared by all ages, is a “spellbinding tale bursting with magic, humor and heart.”
To learn more about Siobhan Fallon-Hogan visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HrTqRvhstQ.
For the full 5 Day schedule of this years film festival visit http://www.filminsyracuse.com/schedule-and-guests.