The Centerville Meals on Wheels program held the “Mayors For Meals Day” as a part of their March For Meals campaign on Wednesday, March 23. Mayor Marsha Mitchell participated in the event to show her support for the community’s seniors.
“We are very excited that Mayor Mitchell participated in our event this year. This is the fourth year Mayor Mitchell has participated, and she was very eager to help again this year. We hope to raise awareness of senior hunger in our community and show the importance of the Meals on Wheels program to the Centerville community” said Kris Laurson, Administrator of Appanoose Community Care Services. ACCS is a local non profit organization that administers the Meals on Wheels Program in Centerville.
March For Meals is a national campaign, in which the Centerville Meals on Wheels program is a participant, to raise public awareness of senior hunger, and to encourage action on the part of the local community. Senior nutrition programs across the United States promote March For Meals in their local communities through public events, partnerships with local businesses, volunteer recruitment and fundraising initiatives. Mayors For Meals Day introduced in 2006, is a component of March For Meals that utilizes the involvement of local Mayors.