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Home > Leadership > Mayor > Archived Press Releases > 2012 Archives > March 2012 > Mayor Brown Raises Awareness About Senior Hunger

Mayor Brown Raises Awareness About Senior Hunger

Contact: Lorey Schultz
(716) 851-5545

Homebound Seniors receive a meal and a visit from the Mayor

BUFFALO– Mayor Byron W. Brown was on hand today at Our Savior Lutheran Church as a “Meals on Wheels” volunteer to raise awareness about senior hunger.  As part of the annual “Mayors for Meals” Day sponsored by the Meals on Wheels Association of America, Mayor Brown delivered meals to homebound seniors.

“I applaud the work the Meals on Wheels Association for Western New York Inc. does for Buffalo and the surrounding suburbs,” said Mayor Brown.  “Our community has many seniors who are unable to leave their homes, but with the help of this program, they are provided with a nutritious meal, delivered to their home.  I always look forward to working with these volunteers and visiting the homebound seniors.  This organization and its many volunteers are what make Buffalo ‘the city of good neighbors.’”

In 2011, Meals on Wheels Association for Western New York delivered over 400,000 meals in the city of Buffalo, 16,000 more than in 2010.  About 96% of these meals were delivered to homebound seniors.

“Mayors for Meals” is a national awareness program that encourages elected officials to volunteer on this designated day to inspire community members to take a stand against senior hunger.