The 2017 March for Meals Senior Hunger Awareness Campaign was a success!
This month-long initiative was crucial in raising public awareness of senior hunger and isolation; encouraged action on the part of our community, and helped raise much needed program funds. This vital effort supported our aging population and those who work to make our RI communities stronger and healthier.
Throughout the month elected officials, corporate Leaders and supporters hand- delivered meals to our homebound seniors, raising awareness of Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island’s vital services: home-delivered meals and wellness and safety checks. Individuals, corporations, families, friends, loved ones, all joined together as one VOICE. We were heard across the state, the region, the country!
Our tremendous gratitude to all those who participated:
Governor Gina Raimondo
Senator Jack Reed
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
Congressman Jim Langevin
Congressman David Cicilline
Mayor Allen Fung, Cranston
Mayor Scott Avedisian, Warwick
Mayor Jorge Elorza, Providence
Bristol Town Administrator Steve Contente
Doug Scala, Regional President, Webster Bank
John Soucy, Senior Vice President, Webster Bank
Kim Keck, President and CEO, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island
Michele Lederberg, Chief Administrative Officer, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island
Shawn Donahue, Government Relations, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island
Thank you to the dedicated staff and volunteers of Meals on Wheels of RI who are truly the backbone of the organization and its mission. We are honored to be able to provide our seniors and homebound in need nourishing meals every day and promise to continue keeping all those in need fed, safe and healthy.
Our gratitude to the following: