March 19, 2014
The Council for Older Adults has announced that it will hold Community Champions Week as a part of its March for Meals campaign. Delaware County mayors, elected officials and other notable local figures have been invited to participate in the Council’s Meals On Wheels program to show their support for the community’s homebound and hungry seniors.
The Council for Older Adults Community Champions Week — celebrated this week (March 17-21) — will conclude a group delivery day event. On Friday, March 21, the Delaware County Hunger Alliance will celebrate its partnership with the Council for Older Adults in a shared delivery day.
“We are excited to have Delaware County officials and other special guests participate in our March for Meals Community Champions week,” said Toni Dodge, nutrition program manager at the Council for Older Adults. “We’ve been fortunate to have local mayors and county commissioners involved in our program in the past, and the national March for Meals event is an excellent way to raise awareness in the community.”
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.
The Council for Older Adults Meals On Wheels program provides hot, nutritious meals to homebound seniors. The Council also operates five social dining centers throughout the county. Last year, the program served nearly 177,000 meals.
The Council for Older Adults is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that helps older people in Delaware County live safely in their own homes and stay healthy as they age. Programs and services provided by the Council are supported in part by the local senior services levy, corporate and private donations, and grants. The Council for Older Adults is a United Way agency.