March for Meals Campaign
Greece Town Supervisor Bill Reilich, members of the Greece Town Board and representatives from the UR Medicine Home Care program participated in a nationwide March for Meals campaign which is a part of the Meals on Wheels Program. Additionally, Supervisor Reilich kicked off a Town Challenge, encouraging other towns in Monroe County to participate in this great cause.
Establish during the 1970’s, the Meals on Wheels program has grown to become one the largest volunteer based programs in the country. Every day, millions of meals are delivered across the country to senior citizens who are unable cook for themselves. Locally, the Rochester Meals on Wheels organization a has a total of 2,000 volunteers delivering meals to 800 local senior citizens. Every March, the Meals on Wheels program kicks off a month long campaign to help encourage local organizations to get involved and assist in delivering meals to senior citizens in the community. This will be the 15th year the March for Meals campaign has been kicked off locally.
“Today I was honored to join representative from the UR Medicine Home Care program for the March for Meals campaign, were we helped to deliver food to senior citizens in the Greece Community. This noble program helps to generate public awareness about senior hunger and isolation and to celebrate the critical role the Meals on Wheels program has in our community. Therefore, I encourage and challenge other municipalities to step up and volunteer their time in participating in the March for Meals campaign and help bring meals to their community’s senior citizens,” Reilich said.
For more information about the March for Meals campaign and how to sign up please contact the UR Medicine Home Care Program at 274-4239.
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