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Mayor Hobbs Participating in Mayors for Meals Day


March 22, 2012 – Today Mayor Keith Hobbs participated in the Mayors For Meals campaign, which focuses on seniors’ nutrition issues and how Meals on Wheels programs enable people to eat better.

Started as an annual event in the United States to increase public awareness, recruit new volunteers and increase funding for Meals on Wheels organizations, the program extended to Ontario in 2009. Events will be held across Canada again this year.  Mayors from across the country will accompany Meals on Wheels volunteers on deliveries in their community. 

“The Meals on Wheels volunteers support the quality of life for people who need assistance with nutritious food. Kudos go to the caring volunteers who promote health through nutrition and social contact,” Mayor Hobbs said.

The aim of Mayors for Meals Day is to raise awareness of seniors’ nutrition needs in the community. “This is our third annual event and we were delighted to once again have the enthusiastic participation of our Mayor,” said Heather Mihichuk, Supervisor of City of Thunder Bay Meals on Wheels.  “Mayors for Meals shines a spotlight on this essential and highly accessible community program that helps keep people well and at home.”

The Ontario Community Support Association represents the needs and issues of Meals on Wheels providers like City of Thunder Bay Meals on Wheels and holds the licensing rights for Meals on Wheels in Canada.

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Contact:  Elizabeth Pim, Fieldworker – Meals on Wheels – 684-3671 or epim@thunderbay.ca