Parish Senior Dining, Activity Center Hosted Mayors For Meals Day

Parish, NY – Parish Senior Dining and Activity Center held a Mayors For Meals Day as a part of its March For Meals campaign.

Deputy Town of Parish Supervisor Fred Swartz delivered meals with volunteer John Pierce.

Pictured are Luke Griffith, Mayor Leon Heagle, Alan Blair and Mary Scott.
Pictured are Luke Griffith, Mayor Leon Heagle, Alan Blair and Mary Scott.

While Mayor Leon Heagle, Jennifer Cook, Assemblyman Barclay representative; Patti Holst, Senator Patty Ritchie representative; Anthony Vilardo, Governor Cuomo representative; Oswego County Legislator Dave Holst, participated by serving meals at the event on March 20 to show their support for our community’s homebound and hungry seniors.

“We were delighted and very thankful to have such vast representation participating in our Mayors for Meals Day event,” said Mary Lou Guindon, site manager.” ‘Our Mayor Leon Heagle will be retiring at the end of the month and was recognized for his 14 years of service to the Village of Parish and his involvement with our program over the years. The national Mayors For Meals Day is an excellent way to continue our relationship.”

March For Meals is a national campaign during the month of March, 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, like Parish Senior 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.

A private, non-profit agency, OCO touches the lives of more than 30,000 people each year through more than 50 programs operating in over 80 locations throughout Oswego County.

The agency, which is a United Way of Greater Oswego County member, employs more than 650 people and has more than 1,200 highly valued volunteers.

For more information, visit OCO’s website at