On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, Irondequoit Town Supervisor Dave Seeley delivered meals to several participants on the Meals On Wheels program. This coincides with the March for Meals campaign taking place on a national level. All throughout the month, elected officials will be delivering meals, UNO’s Pizzeria & Grill will be donating money, and other fundraising opportunities will be taking place.
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 230,000 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.