March for Meals
The Gainesville-Hall County Meals on Wheels Program announced today that it will be holding Community Champions Week as a part of its March for Meals campaign. Hall County Commission Chairman Dick Mecum, 4th Ward Commissioner Jeff Stowe, and Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan will be participating in the event to show their support for our community’s homebound and hungry seniors.
“We are excited about having Mayor Dunagan, Chairman Mecum, and Commissioner Stowe participate in our March for Meals Community Champions week,” said Meals on Wheels Coordinator, Milon Christman. “Because of the unique partnership between the City of Gainesville and Hall County governments we have one of the best nutrition programs in the state,” Christman added.
March for Meals 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.
Senior Nutrition Programs across the United States, like the Gainesville-Hall County Meals on Wheels Program, promote March for Meals in their local communities through public events, partnerships with local businesses, volunteer recruitment and fundraising initiatives. Community Champions Week is a component of March for Meals that utilizes the involvement of local Mayors and other local elected officials.
The Gainesville-Hall County Meals on Wheels Program serves hot lunches and warm smiles to over 300 households each weekday. More than 200 volunteers donate their time and wheels to deliver meals to fragile adults who need an extra degree of care in their older years. To sign up as a volunteer contact Stepheine Hood at 770.503.3338.
Mayor Danny Dunagan will deliver meals at 11:00am Wednesday. Chairman Mecum and Commissioner Stowe will deliver meals at 11:00am Thursday.