UCHRA to host community month
Monday, March 16, 2015 3:22 pm
UCHRA Nutrition Program to Host March for Meals Community Champions Month
Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency, March 12, 2015 - UCHRA Nutrition Program announced today that it will be celebrating Community Champions Week as a part of its annual March for Meals celebration. All of our local city and county mayors across the 14 county region will be participating to show their support for Meals on Wheels and the Upper Cumberland's isolated and hungry seniors during the third week of March.
"We are honored to have Cannon County Executive Mike Gannon, Harold Patrick, Mayor of Woodbury, and Roger Turney, Mayor of Auburntown, along with Board Members and Advisory Board members and local Volunteers participate in our March for Meals Community Champions Week," said Kelly Dishman Director of Field Operations/ Nutrition program for UCHRA." This year our nutrition program established a Facebook page." UCHRA Nutrition" please visit the page, like and share it with your friends and family. Moreover, please donate to our Nutrition department through our Facebook page". Danielle Moseley County Coordinator for Cannon County will be working with her elected officials to deliver meals to the home -bound throughout Cannon County. Each year this program brings awareness to the Home Delivered meal program UCHRA provides to the senior and disabled across the Upper Cumberland region. Last year the UCHRA nutrition program averaged serving 742 clients home delivered clients each month.
March for Meals is a nationwide celebration during the month of March, organized by Meals on Wheels America, which seeks to raise awareness for not only the vital network of Meals on Wheels programs operating in virtually every community across, but also the needs of the seniors they collectively serve.
Throughout the month, Meals on Wheels providers like UCHRA nutrition program, celebrate March for Meals in their local communities through public events, partnerships with local businesses, volunteer recruitment and fundraising initiatives. Community Champions Week is a component of March for Meals that utilizes the engagement of prominent figures in the community to help bring attention to the cause.
For a full list of Community Champions from across the country, visit www.marchformeals.com/CCW.