CLEARFIELD – The Clearfield County Commissioners recently declared that March was the 16th annual March for Meals Month for Clearfield County.
John A. Sobel, Tony Scotto and Mark McCracken signed the proclamation at their Clearfield County Commissioners meeting March 27.
On March 22, 1972, President Richard Nixon signed into law a measure that amended the Older Americans Act of 1965 and established a national nutrition program for seniors 60 years and older.
Meals on Wheels America established the March for Meals campaign in March of 2002 to recognize the historic month, the importance of the Older Americans Act Nutrition Programs, both congregate and home-delivered, and raise awareness about the escalating problem of senior hunger in America.
The 2018 observance of March for Meals celebrates 16 years of providing an opportunity to support Meals on Wheels programs that deliver vital and critical services by donating, volunteering and raising awareness about senior hunger and isolation.
Volunteers and employees for Meals on Wheels programs in Clearfield are the backbone of the program and they not only deliver nutritious meals to seniors and individuals with disabilities who are at significant risk of hunger and isolation, but also caring concern and attention to their welfare.
For more information about the Meals on Wheels program, please call the CCAAA at 814-765-2696.
Programs and services of the agency are funded in part by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging Inc., Mature Resources Foundation and local and consumer contributions.
Pictured in front are: Scotto, Sobel and McCracken. In the back are: Joan Bracco, market coordinator/CCAAA, and Terry Khoury, coordinator of mission advancement & public relations/CCAAA.