We were fortunate to have Congressman Antonio Delgado from the 19th US Congressional District join us in delivering Meals on Wheels in Hyde Park and The Village of Rhinebeck on Monday, August 19. He got to see what we have been doing for almost 44 years and to meet some of our (and his) senior neighbors. THANK YOU, Congressman for spending some time with us. You are always welcome to join us when your schedule allows. Thanks also to Patti Irwin for providing the transportation in your new Subaru Ascent from Ruge’s Subaru!
Thank you to Katlynn Vanzandt owner and pastry chef of Katie Rose Bakery for her recent donation of delicious cupcakes. Our clients certainly appreciated her generosity (and the sweet treats!). More information about Katie Rose Bakery can be found on Facebook at this link.
Will Baylies of WKZE radio recently discussed the value of Meals on Wheels and the March for Meals campaign with our President, Mr. Jack Fenton. To listen, click the entry below, which has also been posted on the sidebar. We thank Will for his ongoing support of our organization!
The month of March mobilizes hundreds of local Meals on Wheels programs across the country to reach out to their communities and build the support that will enable them to serve America’s seniors all year long. The 17th annual March for Meals campaign gives local businesses, organizations, governments and volunteers who contribute so generously in their communities an opportunity to support homebound seniors in a variety of ways to make America stronger and healthier. This support helps us deliver nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks to our local seniors all year long. By volunteering, donating or speaking out, you can ensure the seniors in your neighborhood can live more healthy, happy and independent lives at home, where they want to be. For more information, see: http://www.marchformeals.com/
Stay tuned for more details on the exciting activities we have planned!
As we approach the end of the 2018 Share the Love campaign (coordinated by Meals on Wheels America in partnership with Subaru), we wish to thank Ruge’s Subaru for their assistance and support throughout the campaign. Also, we extend our thanks to the North Road Communications team from Marist College for the great job they did with our social media/communications and the participation of the Marist Football team. (For more details, see our Share the Love page at this link).
The video below summarizes the outstanding support and job done by everyone for this campaign.
Purl Jam, the knitting and crocheting group that meets at the Staatsburg Library on Saturday morning from 10:00 to noon, donated handmade hats and scarves for our clients. We thank you very much for the donation and all the time invested in making 60 items. Sue Osterhoudt from Partners for Change and the Hyde Park Rotary and Lorraine Rothman, the Director of the Staatsburg Library met with Board members Patti Robertson, Jane Ertman and Cheryl Norton at the Library for the donations. Thank you very much. The items will be put to good use as winter looks as if it arrived early this year.