FULTON, NY – Program services coordinator for Oswego County OpportunitiesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Senior Nutrition Services Trinity Engle, announced that they would be holding Mayors For Meals Day on March 24 as a part of its March For Meals campaign.
Mayors and other leaders from communities throughout Oswego County will be participating in the event to show their support for their communityÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s seniors.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“We are excited about having our mayors, elected officials, and other community leaders participate in this event,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Engle. Ã¢â‚¬Å“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a wonderful opportunity for mayors and community leaders to meet some of their constituents and see first-hand the value of our Home Delivered Meal Service. Our goal with the March For Meals campaign is to raise awareness and recruit as many people as we possibly can to join us in the national movement to end senior hunger by 2020.Ã¢â‚¬Â
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 on the part of the local community.
Senior nutrition programs across the United States, including OCOÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Home Delivered Meals Service that serves Oswego County, are promoting March For Meals in their local communities through public events, partnerships with local businesses, volunteer recruitment and fundraising initiatives. Mayors For Meals Day is a component of March For Meals that utilizes the involvement of local mayors, local officials, and other community leaders.
Administered through OCOÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Senior Nutrition Services and funded in part through Oswego County Office for the Aging, the OCOÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Home Delivered Meal Service provides delivery of nutritious meals to Oswego County residents who are homebound.
Program participants receive two nutritionally balanced meals a day up to five days a week.
Holiday meals are also available for Memorial Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas.
OCOÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Senior Nutrition Services also administers several Dining and Activity Centers where seniors can enjoy a hot, nutritious noontime meal and visit with friends.
These centers are located in Fulton, Pulaski, Oswego, Mexico, Hannibal, Parish, Phoenix and Constantia.
For more information, call Engle at 598-4712.