Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland to Host March for Meals Community Champions Week March 17-21, 2014

Nanuet, NY- March 2014 —   Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland will be holding Community Champions Week March 17th-21st as a part of its March for Meals Campaign.  Congresswoman Nita Lowey, NY State Assembly members Ken Zebrowski and Ellen Jaffee, Rockland County Executive Ed Day, Rockland County Sheriff Louis Falco,  Town of Clarkstown Supervisor Alex Gromack,  Town of Haverstraw Supervisor Howard Phillips, and Town of Stony Point Supervisor Geoffrey Finn will be participating in the event to show their support for our community’s homebound and hungry seniors. In addition, 14 local Rotary Groups have agreed to also participate in Community Champions Week by delivering meals in their towns and neighborhoods.

In addition, all of the agency’s five senior centers across the county are holding Open Houses to celebrate March for Meals and the agency is holding a fundraiser at Levity Live Comedy Club on Friday, March 14th as part of the March for Meals Campaign.

To add to the excitement, Greater Hudson Bank, has committed to participate in March for Meals by donating $1 to Meals on Wheels for every new Greater Hudson Bank Facebook Page Like and Twitter Follower during the month of March.

“It means a lot to know that several of our local elected officials along with local Rotary groups and Greater Hudson Bank are supporting Meals on Wheels during our March for Meals Community Champions week,” said  Barbara Kohlhausen, President & CEO of Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland

Groups or business interested in helping to raise awareness of senior hunger can also participate in the March for Meals campaign should contact Volunteer Coordinator, Sharon Martini, at smartini@mowrockland.org or at 845/624-6315. 

March for Meals (www.marchformeals.com) is a national campaign during the month of March, initiated by the Meals On Wheels Association of America, which seeks to raise awareness of senior hunger and to encourage action on the part of the local community.   Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland’s participation will also enable the agency to apply for a grant from the Meals On Wheels Association of America for up to $10,000 to further support nutrition and other programs for Rockland’s seniors.