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Local Mayors Deliver
Area Mayors Participate in National Mayors for Meals Day
 
Date: March 22, 2006
Contact: Diane Concannon, Public Relations Director 609.951.2116; (cell) 609.206.4043
concannond@njredcross.org

PRINCETON, NJ, March 22, 2006 – Hundreds of mayors throughout the country helped deliver meals today to older adults and those homebound who are unable to prepare meals for themselves. Through their participation in Mayors For Meals Day, the mayors aimed to raise awareness about senior hunger and showed their support for the senior nutrition programs that deliver these meals daily.

Here, in the Mercer County area, four mayors and one deputy mayor helped deliver warm meals to clients of the American Red Cross of Central New Jersey's Home Delivered Meals Program. Participating mayors included Janice Mironov of East Windsor; Shing-Fu Hsueh of West Windsor; Phyllis Marchand of Princeton Township; Glen Gilmore of Hamilton Township; and Deputy Mayor Neil Lewis of Plainsboro.

“We appreciate the mayors taking time to draw attention to the need for these services in our community,” said Sharon Hurley, community services director with the American Red Cross of Central New Jersey. “Many of our Home Delivered Meals clients have trouble with mobility and depend on daily visits from our caring volunteers to bring them a warm meal and a smile.”

The American Red Cross of Central New Jersey’s Home Delivered Meals Program delivered 47,756 meals throughout the Mercer County area last year with the help of 235 dedicated Red Cross volunteers. For additional information about our Home Delivered Meals Programs, call 1-877-808-2800.

Mayors For Meals Day is a component of March For Meals, a national campaign by the Meals on Wheels Association of America. The American Red Cross of Central New Jersey is a participant in this national campaign.

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