VERGENNES-Vergennes Mayor Michael Daniels will join Gov. Peter Shumlin, and mayors from Burlington, Winooski, and St. Albans to deliver Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors as part of the annual March for Meals Campaign to end senior hunger.
Daniels, Shumlin and the group will deliver hot, nutritious meals to seniors who can no longer safely prepare their own food. The governor plans to celebrate his 55th birthday on March 24 by giving back to seniors in need.
Nearly one in four Vermont seniors are malnourished, according to Champlain Valley Agency on Aging (CVAA) Meals onWheels officials.
The Meals on Wheels program provides nutritious meals, a friendly visit and a safety check to allow seniors to remain in their own homes for as long as is safely possible. Mayors Bob Kiss of Burlington, Martin Manahan of St. Albans, Michael O'Brien of Winooski, and Daniels of Vergennes delivered Meals on Wheels on Wednesday, March 23, as part of their pledge to end senior hunger.
Locally over 235,000 Meals on Wheels are delivered each year in the Champlain Valley.