ALTON — In celebration of the 14th annual March for Meals, Senior Services Plus has invited local officials to assist with meal deliveries throughout the Metro East.
Officials taking part this year include Alton Mayor Brant Walker, East Alton Mayor Joe Silkwood, Fairview Heights Mayor Mark Kupsky, Godfrey Mayor Michael McCormick, Swansea Mayor Ken Mueller and Godfrey Fire Chief Erik Kambarian.
Senior Services Plus is a nonprofit United Way agency established to help enrich the lives of older adults through programs and services that encourage independent living and provide opportunities and resources to individuals as they age. SSP offers a variety of affordable services to all ages from fitness and travel to Meals on Wheels and homecare. The organization serves residents of Madison and St. Clair counties in Illinois and in St. Louis city and county.
Each March, Meals on Wheels programs from across the country join together in the March for Meals to celebrate the proven collaboration of local community organizations, businesses, all levels of government and compassionate individuals to ensure that seniors are not forgotten.
This event is part of March for Meals’ Community Champions Week. Between Monday, March 21, and Friday, March 25, Meals on Wheels programs from across the country will invite elected officials, local celebrities and other prominent figures to deliver meals, speak out for seniors and raise awareness for the power of Meals on Wheels.
For more information, visit www.marchformeals.com.