The 2017 March for Meals Senior Hunger Awareness Campaign kicks off on March 3rd! This month-long initiative is designed to raise public awareness of senior hunger and isolation; to encourage action on the part of our community, and raise much needed program funds. This vital effort supports our aging population and those who work to make our RI communities stronger and healthier.
Individuals, corporations, families, friends, loved ones, all join together as one VOICE, advocating for our seniors, bringing their needs and stories to the forefront. Our seniors will be heard across the state, the region, the country!
Throughout the month, Governor Gina Raimondo; the entire Congressional Delegation; Mayors, and many Corporate Leaders will hand deliver meals across the state – raising awareness of Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island’s vital services: home-delivered meals, safety checks, and friendship.
March for Meals – Week Four Deliveries!
March for Meals Senior Hunger Awareness Month came to a close with a meal delivery by Warwick Mayor Scott Avedisian to Mr. Frank Amalfetano, 92 years young – a charming and sprightly WWII Veteran with wonderful stories to share. The Mayor was also accompanied by Mr. John Soucy, Senior Vice President with Webster Bank – the Campaign’s Presenting Supporter. The meal and visit to Frank was a perfect ending to a perfect Campaign!
Senator Whitehouse continues to show his strong support of Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island by participating once again in the Senior Hunger Awareness Campaign “March for Meals”. Senator Whitehouse was accompanied by Michele Lederberg and Shawn Donahue of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (Premier Campaign Supporter). The Senator hand delivered a healthy meal and visited with Warwick resident Ms. Becky Yates, a homebound senior who relies on her Meals on Wheels daily delivery. She may live alone, but isn’t lonely thanks to a special friend – her Chihuahua.
Our gratitude to the following: