Originally Published: February 19, 2014 6 a.m.
Mayer Area Meals on Wheels announced Tuesday that it will be holding Community Champions Week as a part of its March for Meals campaign. Justice of the Peace, Bill Rummer will be participating in the event to show his support for our community's homebound and hungry seniors.
Mayer Area Meals on Wheels Community Champions Week, celebrated during the third week of March, will include Congressman Paul Gosar delivering meals to our homebound seniors to raise awareness of the plight of those in the quad-city areas.
"We are excited about having Bill Rummer and Congressman Paul Gosar participating in our March for Meals Community Champions week," said Mayer Area Meals on Wheels Director Virginia Tallent. "Our Justice of the Peace has been involved with our program in the past and the national Mayors For Meals Day is an excellent way to continue our relationship. We are grateful to have Congressman Paul Gosar participate this year in our National Champions Week."
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 Mayer Area Meals on Wheels, 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.