From news release:
Tri-County Senior Nutrition Project, Inc. (TCSNP) to hold "March For Meals" Campaign
Cooke, Fannin and Grayson Counties - Tri-County Senior Nutrition Project, Inc. announced today that it will be participating in the national 2009 March For Meals campaign. TCSNP's March For Meals event will include a special mailing to boost revenue "So No Senior Goes Hungry."
"We are excited about our March For Meals campaign. We hope to raise awareness of senior hunger in our community," said Kathey Scott, Executive Director of Tri-County Senior Nutrition Project, Inc. Local communities have been so generous that TCSNP has been able to begin delivery of one weekend meal per week for homebound seniors. Since many of our seniors are almost totally dependent on Meals on Wheels for their nutrition, the weekend delivery will improve their overall health. Hopefully our seniors know just how much the community cares for them. Over 600 volunteers throughout the three counties serve one to five times per week. They are literally the "wheels" that make the program successful.
Local mayors are invited to participate in "Mayors for Meals" on March 18th. Mayor Bill Magers of Sherman, Mayor Robert Brady of Denison , Mayor Roy Floyd of Bonham and Mayor Bill Goodson of Whitewright participated last year and were quick to respond for 2009 pledging to deliver meals in support of the event. The elected officials have set the stage for their communities to show they care for the elderly citizens who served these three counties.
March For Meals is a national campaign, initiated and sponsored by Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA), 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 TCSNP, promote March For Meals in their local communities through public events, partnerships with local businesses, volunteer recruitment and fundraising initiatives.