Rochester, NY—On Wednesday, March 22, 2017 between 11:15 am and 12:30 pm, Mayor Lovely Warren will be delivering meals to several participants in the Meals On Wheels program. This coincides with the March for Meals campaign taking place on a national level. Mayor Warren will be loading up some meals at 50 Prince St., Rochester, NY 14607 location. Please use the College Ave. parking lot. Enter the main door at the corner of the building near the handicap parking spots (not the blood donation door with the awning.) Throughout the month of March, several elected officials, including Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo and Assemblyman Mark Johns, have helped deliver meals.
March for Meals is a national campaign during the month of March that raises awareness of senior hunger and the efforts of local communities’ Meals On Wheels programs to combat it. Each year, UR Medicine Home Care’s Meals On Wheels program delivers 250,000 delicious and nutritious meals to vulnerable Monroe County residents, and a safety check accompanies every delivery.
Recipients say these efforts enable them to remain independent. 96 percent say the meals enable them to stay in their own homes and 99 percent say they would recommend Meals On Wheels to others.