Community support needed in #SaveLunch campaign
Its all part of the nationwide Paper Plate Campaign to #SaveLunch, a joint effort by the National Association of Nutrition and Aging Services Programs and Meals on Wheels America to send a message urging members of Congress to fund congregate and home-delivered meals programs at the levels necessary to keep them going.
MAC services on the Lower Shore include meals delivered to the homes of frail elderly, providing nutritious meals to support health and the ability to remain in their homes. MAC also provides meals at congregate (senior center) sites.
At MAC, these meal programs are now in the second year of level funding. However, food prices and other costs for these critical programs have not remained stagnant. In addition, the aging population on the Lower Shore is growing at a faster rate than in the rest of the state. Both mean additional challenges for providing meals to seniors who need them.
As Congress is considering all budget matters, now is the time for our voices to be heard. Here’s how the community can help:
Stop by MAC Monday through Wednesday, Aug. 7-9, between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. and write your message on a paper plate.
Including your name and hometown on the plate is optional.
To identify the messages as part of the Paper Plate Campaign, please include #SaveLunch somewhere on the plate.
MAC will deliver the plates to the local offices of Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin, Sen. Chris Van Hollen, and Rep. Andrew P. Harris, MD, for delivery to Washington.
For more information, call Cindy Robinson at 410-742-0505, Ext. 118.