RI News
4:19 pm
Mon March 4, 2013

Gov. Chafee kicks off Meals on Wheels March Campaign

Governor Lincoln Chafee joined Meals on Wheels RI today for the start of the program “March for Meals.”  

The nationwide campaign works to increase the awareness of senior hunger, recruit volunteers, and draw donations.

Governor Chafee accompanied Meals on Wheels on their lunch route and personally served 2 seniors. 

"This is one of those terrific government programs—largely sponsored by government, but also many volunteers involved.  Helps seniors stay in their homes, which saves us money instead of getting into assisted living and nursing homes—that’s very important.  It’s connectivity for the senior in their home; that somebody’s coming every day or five days a week to knock on their door and bring them a meal.  And then of course they get a nutritious meal."

Meals on Wheels RI serves about 2,000 meals daily.

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