Beloit Meals On Wheels, Inc. announced today that it celebrated Community Champions Week as a part of its annual March for Meals celebration. Beloit Fire Chief, Bradley Liggett; Beloit Police Chief, Norm Jacobs; Beloit City Manager, Larry Arft; Beloit City Council Member, David Luebke; and Beloit Snappers Baseball Director of Ticketing, Community Relations & Merchandise, Crystal Bowen, and mascot Snappy D Turtle; all participated and showed their support for Meals on Wheels and Beloit’s isolated and hungry seniors during the third week of March.
“We are honored to have these dedicated Beloit community champions deliver meals and participate in our March for Meals Community Champions Week,” said Ellen Wiegand, Executive Director.
March for Meals is a nationwide celebration during the month of March, organized by Meals on Wheels America for the last 13 years, 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 Beloit Meals On Wheels, Inc., 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.
About Beloit Meals On Wheels, Inc.
Founded in 1971, Beloit Meals On Wheels mission is to provide daily nutritious meals to the homebound elderly, ill and disabled in the Greater Beloit area that are unable to prepare meals for themselves. As we head into our 44th year of service, we couldn’t have done it without the support of the community and our wonderful volunteers. We continue to serve a broad spectrum of clientele meeting their varied needs, be it a short-term basis, while recuperating from an illness or surgery, or long-term due to health issues or as a means of food service so they can remain independent in their own home. No one is denied service due to inability to pay. For more information, visit their website at beloitmealsonwheels.org or become a fan on Facebook.
About Meals on Wheels America (Formerly Meals On Wheels Association of America):
Meals on Wheels America is the oldest and largest national organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger. This network exists in virtually every community in America and, along with more than two million volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable America’s seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. By providing funding, leadership, education and advocacy support, Meals on Wheels America empowers its local member programs to strengthen their communities, one senior at a time. For more information, or to find a Meals on Wheels provider near you, visit www.mealsonwheelsamerica.org.