VERGENNES-CVAA announced last week that it will be participating in the national March For Meals campaign to end senior hunger. To kick-off the campaign, Mayors Mike Daniels of Vergennes, Bob Kiss of Burlington, Michael O'Brien of Winooski, and Martin Manahan of St. Albans, delivered Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors in the Champlain Valley March 24. CVAA delivers over 225,000 Meals on Wheels to seniors each year.
A major aspect of the March For Meals campaign is for Americans to team up with their local Meals On Wheels program and take the pledge to end senior hunger in America by 2020.
Meals On Wheels Association of America research studies have revealed that the problem of senior hunger in America is indeed growing worse. Currently, according to Meals on Wheels, one in nine seniors is at risk of hunger in the United States.