Mayors March for Meals
Meals on Wheels started an exciting new collaboration with local city governments to raise awareness about senior hunger.
City officials Suzette Cooke, Mayor of the City of Kent, Skip Priest, Mayor of the City of Federal Way, Don Persson, Councilmember of the City of Renton, and Nancy Backus, Deputy Mayor of the City of Auburn, joined Meals on Wheels volunteers and helped them deliver nutritious meals to seniors in their local communities.
We “trained” the city officials how to follow the procedure for placing orders and delivering meals. They learned how to check menu requests and pull meal orders from the inventory, and had a chance to meet with our clients and find out in person what Meals on Wheels meant to those seniors who are too frail to leave their homes and prepare meals for themselves. Everyone was impressed by the depth of the process, and enjoyed the welcoming reception by our clients.
Thank you, Mayor Cooke, Mayor Priest, Councilmember Persson, and Deputy Mayor Backus for supporting our seniors and helping Meals on Wheels carry out its important mission in the community!
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Around Seattle and King County, Senior Services helps thousands of older adults stay healthy and find community through activities and classes at seven senior centers, as well as other services.
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It's pitch black at 6:30 a.m., as Fai Mathews, dodging puddles on the sidewalk, slips her key into the door of a nondescript warehouse below the Spokane Street Viaduct, already rumbling with the morning commute.
Over the next few hours, Mathews will list, pack and deliver 134 of the 374,000 frozen meals Senior Services will take to homebound seniors in King County this year. The favorites: "a lot of fish and chips and Salisbury steak." Read the rest of the story on the Seattle Times website
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