SCRANTON — Pennsylvania Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne visited NEPA Meals on Wheels to highlight the 2016 March for Meals’ annual Community Champions Week. Across the country, Meals on Wheels programs have enlisted elected officials, local celebrities and other prominent figures to deliver meals, speak out for seniors and raise awareness for the needs of proper nutrition for older citizens.
Osborne joined the staff of Meals on Wheels in preparing meals to be delivered to older Pennsylvanians.
Since 2002, Meals on Wheels America has led the March for Meals in an effort to fill the gap between the seniors served and those in need that is widening due to increased demand with a rapidly aging population combined with declining public and private resources, and rising food, transportation and operational costs. This March, hundreds of local Meals on Wheels programs, along with Meals on Wheels of NEPA, are reaching out to their communities to build the support that will enable them to deliver nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks to America’s seniors all year long.
For more information on how you can volunteer or contribute for the seniors in Lackawanna County, or any other region, visit www.marchformeals.com.
Information provided by the Department of Aging Press Office.