Henderson Joins Annual Mayors For Meals
February 27, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
PLEASE CONTACT KIM BECKER, (702) 267-4033
Henderson, Nev.– Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen and Councilman John Marz are participating in the Meals On Wheels Association of America’s (MOWAA) Mayors For Meals Day on March 20. They will ride along with the city’s Meals On Wheels drivers to deliver meals to homebound Henderson seniors.
The annual Mayors For Meals event is part of MOWAA’s March For Meals, which engages mayors and other elected officials to take an active role in bringing awareness to the issue of senior hunger. On a designated date in March each year, hundreds of elected officials across the country deliver meals to demonstrate support for their local senior nutrition program. MOWAA’s goal is to end senior hunger by 2020.
“We have hundreds of homebound seniors here in our community who rely on this important program,” said Mayor Andy Hafen. “Some of them simply do not have access to reliable transportation, while others may have health issues or injuries that prevent them from being able to shop for or prepare nutritious meals on their own. For them, Meals On Wheels is truly a life saver.”
Mayor Hafen and Councilman Marz are delivering meals in support of the city’s Black Mountain Senior Nutrition program, which operates out of Heritage Park Senior Facility and is administered by the city of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. More than 350 meals are delivered to homebound Henderson seniors each weekday.
For additional information, visit cityofhenderson.com or call 702-267-2956.
About City of Henderson: Incorporated in 1953, Henderson is Nevada’s second largest city with nearly 270,000 residents. Henderson is a premier city, nationally recognized for its stunning parks, trails, master-planned communities, outstanding quality of life and patriotic past. Noted by President John F. Kennedy as a “city of destiny,” Henderson celebrates its 60th anniversary in 2013, a tribute to the city’s rich history and culture. Recognized as one of America’s Best Places to Live (MONEY: 2012, 2008, 2006), one of America’s Best Cities (Business Week), and the Second Safest City in America (Forbes), Henderson is a progressive and vibrant city committed to maintaining premier amenities and services for all who chose to live, learn, work and play in Henderson…a place to call home.
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