Monroe County Executive Cheryl Dinolfo and her team recently helped deliver meals to several participants of the Meals On Wheels program.
This coincides with the March for Meals campaign taking place on a national level. Throughout the month, elected officials delivered meals, restaurants like UNO’s Pizzeria & Grill and Famous Dave’s donated money and other fundraising opportunities took 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. UR Medicine Home Care’s Meals On Wheels program delivers 250,000 meals to vulnerable Monroe County residents annually, 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.