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Area Mayors Join OCO March for Meals Campaign

Fulton, NY – Area mayors and elected officials donned their March for Meals hats and showed their support for OCO’s Meals on Wheels program as they helped deliver meals to home bound seniors in Oswego County.

The Mayors for Meals day was part of OCO’s annual March for Meals Campaign. The event serves to raise awareness of hunger in Oswego County and the effectiveness of the Meals on Wheels program.

Oswego County Opportunities Nutrition Services invited area mayors and elected officials to be participate in its Mayors for Meals day.  From left are: Program Services Coordinator, Bridget Dolbear, volunteer Doug Wagner, Mexico Mayor Terry Grimshaw, and Distribution Supervisor, Allen Wert.
Oswego County Opportunities Nutrition Services invited area mayors and elected officials to be participate in its Mayors for Meals day. From left are: Program Services Coordinator, Bridget Dolbear, volunteer Doug Wagner, Mexico Mayor Terry Grimshaw, and Distribution Supervisor, Allen Wert.

“We offered our mayors and community leaders the opportunity to show their support for our community’s hungry seniors and they were more than happy to participate.  They enjoyed the chance to meet some of their constituents and witness firsthand the value of our Home Delivered Meals program,” said program services coordinator, Bridget Dolbear.

Administered through OCO’s Nutrition Services and funded in part through Oswego County Office for the Aging, the Home Delivered Meal Service delivers approximately 1,000 meals each day to homebound seniors throughout the county.

Program participants receive two nutritionally balanced meals a day up to five days a week.  Additionally, OCO’s Nutrition Services administers eight Dining and Activity Centers where seniors can enjoy a hot, nutritious noontime meal and visit with friends.  These centers are located in Fulton, Sandy Creek, Oswego, Mexico, Hannibal, Parish, Phoenix and Constantia.

Dolbear added that updates on OCO’s March for Meals campaign as well as photos from the events and activities at OCO’s Dining and Activity Centers are posted on their Facebook page, OCO Senior Centers.

“I encourage community members to like us on Facebook.  Our goal is to have 300 likes by the end of March!” she said.

For more information on the March for Meals campaign and to learn how you can help put an end to senior hunger, contact Dolbear at OCO Senior Nutrition Services, 315-598-4712, ext. 1813 or via e-mail at [email protected]

A private, non-profit agency, OCO’s many programs touch the lives of more than 28,000 Oswego County residents each year.

One of Oswego County’s largest employers, OCO employs more than 650 people and boasts a volunteer force of 1,000. OCO continues to build partnerships and is on a roll as it strives to improve the quality of life in Oswego County by helping people, supporting communities and changing lives.

For more information, visit OCO’s website at www.oco.org