New Opportunities to Host Mayors For Meals Day on March 20

Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Waterbury, CT

Elected officials are invited to help raise awareness about the issue of senior hunger by participating in Mayors for Meals Day, a component of the National March For Meals campaign. On March 20, 2013 mayors and other elected officials across the country will show their support for the Meals on Wheels program in their city by delivering meals to seniors.

March For Meals is a national campaign held 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. In March 2012 over 1,500 mayors and other elected officials delivered meals on Mayors For Meals Day.

By joining in this initiative your strong voice in the community will help gain much needed visibility for this cause. Simply complete the Mayors For Meals commitment form to verify your participation on March 20th.

In 2012 eleven elected officials participated in the event to show their support for our community’s homebound seniors. These included:

  • Robert A. Mezzo, Mayor of Naugatuck
  • John Hodge, First Selectman from New Fairfield
  • Patricia Murphy, Mayor of New Milford
  • Robert Chatfield, Mayorof Prospect
  • Natalie Ketcham, First Selectman from Redding
  • Ed Edelson, Jr, First Selectman from Southbury
  • Edmond Mone, First Selectman from Thomaston
  • Neil M. O'Leary, Mayor of Waterbury
  • Gerald Stromski, First Selectman from Woodbury
  • Mark Boughton, Mayor of Danbury
  • William Davidson, First Selectman from Brookfield

For more information, contact Lisa Labonte by phone at (203) 575-4208 or email llabonte [at] newopportunitiesinc [dot] org.

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