Local mayors today made sure they “delivered the goods” to their constituents. Mayors William Widmer of Atherton and Kirsten Keith of Menlo Park were among eight local mayors who went going door-to-door to bring hot meals to homebound and frail seniors who cannot cook for themselves.
The Mayors for Meals Day is part of Peninsula Volunteers, Inc. (PVI) March Meals on Wheels campaign. “We are excited to have the mayors whose cities we serve get hands-on experience with this most vital human service,” said Bart Charlow, PVI Executive Director. “There’s no need more basic than food, and about 12,000 seniors in San Mateo County face the threat of hunger. PVI delivers 150,000 meals to seniors every year, half of them through Meals on Wheels directly to their homes. Without these hot meals and daily safety checks they are truly alone and at great risk.”
March For Meals is a national campaign to raise awareness of senior hunger and encourage local community action. In 2011, over 1,300 mayors across the United States participated in delivering meals to seniors in their communities