The national “March for Meals” campaign kick-off locally at SCI with press conference on Tuesday, March 6th. During the press conference, the Mayor share d his thoughts regarding the importance and positive impact of the Meals on Wheels program in our community and the nation. The Mayor shared his personal experience with this critical program that provides both nutritional support and what may be the only social interaction many of these seniors have each day.
After the Mayor’s comments, he along with SCI President Patti Lyons, packed the recently donated Subaru to deliver meals to a few of the 1,800 seniors who benefit from SCI’s Meals on Wheels program each day.
“We are honored to once again have Mayor DeLoach kick-off our local “March for Meals” campaign”,. said Lyons. This is the first of several activities scheduled throughout the month to educate the public about the reality of senior hunger in our area and generate the local support critical for our Meals on Wheels program.”
Last fall, Subaru donated 50 new 2018 Subaru Outback vehicles to select Meals on Wheels programs throughout the county, to be used in the delivery of an estimated 53,000 meals to an additional 3,700 seniors across 39 states. Subaru has supported the national Meals on Wheels network for the last nine years through its annual philanthropic event, Share the Love, contributing more than $12 million to Meals on Wheels America and providing more than 1.7 million nutritious meals, friendly visits, and safety checks to seniors.
The public is encouraged to visit seniorcitizensinc.org to learn how they can become involved in supporting Meals on Wheels and the other SCI programs for older adults in our community.