Parish Dining & Activity Center to Host Mayors For Meals Day on March 23rd

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Parish, NY  – The Parish Dining & Activity Center announced today that it will be holding Mayors For Meals Day as a part of its March For Meals campaign. Mayor Leon Heagle; Supervisor Stephen J. Stelmashuck and Deputy Supervisor Fred Swartz and possibly some others will be participating in the event to show their support for our community’s homebound and hungry seniors.

Parish Dining and Activity Center’s Mayors For Meals Day event on Wednesday, March 23rd, will include a dinner of homemade macaroni and cheese, stewed tomatoes, broccoli florets, milk and ice cream at noon. Marion Popp will be joining us playing the piano for a fun sing-a-long.

“We are excited about having these elected officials participate in our Mayors for Meals Day event,” said Mary Lou Guindon, Parish Dining and Activity Center manager. “We will be open this special Wednesday and they will be serving and joining us for lunch this year. Our Mayor, Supervisor and Deputy Supervisor have been involved with our program in the past and the national Mayors For Meals Day is an excellent way to continue this relationship.”

March For Meals is a national campaign during the month of March, initiated by the Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA), which seeks to raise awareness of senior hunger and to encourage action on the part of the local community.

“We thank these local leaders for stepping up to the plate and joining our mission to end senior hunger in America by the year 2020,” said MOWAA President and CEO Enid Borden. “Meals On Wheels programs are on the front lines of our battle and need support from elected leaders to continue providing the nutritious meals and human contact that our seniors so desperately depend on.”

Senior nutrition programs across the United States, like the Parish Dining and Activity Center, promote 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 and other local elected officials.

About Parish Dining and Activity Center
The Parish Dining and Activity Center, 814 Rider Street, is normally open three days a week (Monday, Tuesday and Thursday). This is a warm place: sharing friendships, caring for one another, laughing, playing cards and games. Our monthly guest speakers range from nutrition; safety; history; antiques and more. New folks are always welcome to join the fun, just stop in for a cup of coffee and/ or reserve a lunch at 625-4617.

About Meals On Wheels Association of America:
The Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) is the oldest and largest national organization in the United States representing those programs that provide meals to people in need. MOWAA’s mission is to end senior hunger by 2020. To obtain more information about MOWAA or to locate a local Meals On Wheels program, visit the MOWAA website at

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