Community Care Peterborough is pleased to announce that Mayor Daryl Bennett will be participating in the 2013 “Mayors For Meals” Day to show his support for community seniors.
Mayor Bennett will join 11 other volunteers on Wednesday, March 20th to deliver Meals on Wheels to clients living in their own homes. “Meals on Wheels is much more than a hot, nutritious, meal – it’s personal contact from someone who cares” said Danielle Belair, Executive Director of Community Care. Recently a family member expressed the following “God Bless you all. The meals have allowed Mom to stay in her home this past year.”
Community Care volunteers deliver 40 – 80 hot meals each weekday to seniors and adults with physical challenges living in the city of Peterborough. Last year, across the agency 209 dedicated volunteers delivered 39,000 hot and frozen meals to 758 clients. Meals on Wheels volunteers are on the roads in all kinds of weather, contributing over 6800 hours of their time each year to deliver meals throughout the city and county.
Begun 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 and events will be held across Canada again this year. Mayors from around the country will be asked to help deliver meals with their local Senior Nutrition Program to seniors in their community. In Peterborough, Meals on Wheels has been providing meals to local seniors since 1964. The hot meals are prepared by Aramark Canada Ltd. at Trent University.
Community Care Peterborough provides services that support independence and promote peace of mind for seniors, their families and for adults with physical challenges who live in the City and County of Peterborough. For more information about Meals on Wheels or other services offered by Community Care call 705-742-7067 or visit their website at www.commcareptbo.org