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March for Meals 2019

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:

Stay tuned for more details on the exciting activities we have planned!

2018 Subaru Share theLove® Event – Video

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” Donation!

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.

Join Us for a Night Out at Coppola’s Restaurant in Hyde Park

Enjoy a great Italian dinner and support Meals on Wheels of Greater Hyde Park. Have dinner at Coppola’s Restaurant in Hyde Park on Thursday, Oct 25 from 5:00 to closing. John Coppola will donate a percentage of proceeds from that night to our organization. Call 845 229-9113 for reservations! Please join us in extending our thanks to John Coppola for his continued support of Meals on Wheels!

Celebration of Aging ~ Senior Achievement Award

In recognition of his outstanding contributions to Seniors in Dutchess County, our President, Mr. Jack Fenton, recently received a Senior Achievement Award at the Celebration of Aging event sponsored by the Dutchess County Office for the Aging. Presenting the award to Jack were Sue Serino, NY State Senator, Marc Molinaro, Dutchess County Executive and Todd Tancredi, Director, DC Office for the Aging. Congratulations Jack on this well-deserved recognition. Thank for for your tireless efforts to make life better for our Seniors!

RSVP Volunteer Recognition Luncheon

RSVP Breakfast 2018

Some of our volunteers who are registered with Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Dutchess County attended the Volunteer Recognition Breakfast at the Poughkeepsie Grand Hotel on Thursday, April 26.  The mission of RSVP is to recruit and place individuals 55 and older with volunteer opportunities, utilizing their talents and skills to  engage in meaningful service activities in their communities.

RSVP conveyed their appreciation to our president, Mr. Jack Fenton for doing an outstanding job as the guest speaker!  Wendy and Heather were lucky to walk away with raffle prizes. A very good time was had by all at the Meals on Wheels table!

March for Meals 2018-Thank You!

The weather does not appear to recognize we should be in warmer weather, but March for Meals has ended. Meals on Wheels of Greater Hyde Park thanks all of the Community Champions who supported what we do each day, especially those who joined our volunteers in delivering meals in the greater Hyde Park area and The Village of Rhinebeck. Thanks goes out to the businesses that allowed us to put out a coin box and to all who contributed.  Special thanks to the Marist students/North Road Communications for all of their help with our social media and radio communications and for delivering and spending time with our clients!

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