Mayors For Meals Day is a component of March For Meals that utilizes the involvement of local Mayors and other local elected officials. March For Meals is a national campaign during the month of March, initiated by Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA), which seeks to raise awareness of senior hunger and to encourage action on the part of the local community.
Nadine Zimmerman, 88, was referred to Meals On Wheels following heart surgery in 2005. Through the years she has been glad that Meals On Wheels has been there for her. “We are excited about having Mayor Clancy Bauman participate in our Mayors For Meals Day event,” said Anita Sailor, Senior Nutrition Program Manager for Rural Resources Community Action.
Meals On Wheels volunteers deliver hot meals provided by Providence St. Joseph’s Hospital three times per week. “I hope that more of our senior citizens become aware of and take advantage of this excellent program. I believe that we have more fine citizens in Chewelah that could benefit from Meals On Wheels,” Bauman said.
“We thank these local leaders for stepping up to the plate and joining our mission to end senior hunger in America by the year 2020,” said MOWAA president and CEO Enid Borden. “Meals On Wheels programs are on the front lines of our battle and need support from elected leaders to continue providing the nutritious meals and human contact that our seniors so desperately depend on.”
Locally, Meals On Wheels is a program of Tri-County Senior Nutrition. For more information, call 684-8421 or 1-877-219-5542.
In the photo: Chewelah Mayor Clancy Bauman stopped to visit Nadine Zimmerman, as part of Mayors for Meals Day on Wednesday, March 21. For more information on the Meals On Wheels program, call Rural Resources in Colville at 684-8421 or 1-877-219-5542. Jared Arnold photo