|Wood County Committee on Aging to hold March For Meals|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Friday, 08 March 2013 09:00|
The Wood County Committee on Aging (WCCOA) will be participating in the 2013 March For Meals campaign on March 20. Elected officials and some local celebrities will take part.
"In this tough economy, the food and human contact we provide to seniors in this community is needed more than ever," said Jacqueline Metz, volunteer coordinator for the Wood County Committee on Aging. "We need the community to come out and support our March For Meals events. Our clients are counting on us."
March For Meals is a national campaign held during the month of March, initiated and sponsored by the Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA), to raise awareness of senior hunger and to encourage action on the part of local communities. Senior Nutrition Programs across the United States, like WCCOA, promote March For Meals through public events, partnerships with local businesses, volunteer recruitment and fundraising.
"Our Meals On Wheels programs are on the front lines every day in the battle against senior hunger," said MOWAA interim CEO Larry Tomayko. "March for Meals is a time when communities can come together to stand with their local Meals On Wheels program and support our mission to end senior hunger in America by the year 2020."
The county Committee on Aging's home delivered meal program serves some 350 meals a day to clients from the seven different sites around Wood County - North Baltimore Area Senior Center, Northeast Area Senior Center (Walbridge), Pemberville Area Senior Center, Perrysburg Area Senior Center, Rossford Area Senior Center, Wayne Area Senior Center, and the Wood County Senior Center located in Bowling Green.
These meals are delivered Monday through Friday by volunteers dedicated to helping "end senior hunger in America."
The Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) is the only national network dedicated solely to ending senior hunger in America. Its vision is to end senior hunger by 2020. For more information visit www.mowaa.org.
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