Today is Mayors For Meals Day

2013-03-20T00:00:00Z Today is Mayors For Meals DayBy Times Staff nwitimes.com
March 20, 2013 12:00 am  • 

MERRILLVILLE | Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana will host Mayors For Meals Day today as a part of its March For Meals campaign.

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson will be participating in the event to show her support for the community’s homebound and hungry seniors. “It is an honor to lend my support to Meals on Wheels. They provide a needed resource to residents of Gary and all of Lake County, and it is important that they have all the volunteer and support they need to get the job done.” Freeman-Wilson said.

In recognition of Mayors For Meals Day, Meals on Wheels will host a press conference at 9:30 a.m. today at the Meals on Wheels Central Kitchen, 8446 Virginia St. Community Leaders from across the region be invited to experience the Meals on Wheels Mission and to be a pro-active agent of change in the community.

“We are excited about having Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson participate in our Mayors for Meals Day event,” said Sandra Noe, MOW executive director “Leaders in our community will join with Mayor Freeman-Wilson to increase public awareness for senior hunger, recruit new volunteers and increase local funding toward our goal to end senior hunger."

March For Meals is a national campaign initiated by the Meals On Wheels Association of America, which seeks to raise awareness of senior hunger and to encourage action in local communities.

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