City leaders lend a hand to Meals on Wheels

COAST CITIES — Mayors from the North County cities of Escondido, Oceanside, San Marcos, Solana Beach, Encinitas, Del Mar, Vista and Poway delivered meals to homebound seniors throughout North County on March 24, in an effort to bring awareness and recruit volunteers to deliver nutritious meals to seniors who live throughout the region.
Meals-on-Wheels contributes to the overall well-being of seniors by providing regular nutrition and daily contact with a caring volunteer. The month of March is annually celebrated as “March for Meals” by Meals-on-Wheels Greater San Diego. Mayors for Meals Day was a visible way for local elected officials to show their support for the community’s seniors by delivering meals alongside Meals-on-Wheels volunteers. With their participation, Meals-on-Wheels raised awareness of senior hunger in our community, and recruited new volunteers.
Mayors taking part in the special event included Mayors Jim Desmond of San Marcos, Morris Vance of Vista, Jim Wood of Oceanside, Dan Dalager of Encinitas, Mike Nichols of Solana Beach, Councilmember David Roberts of Del Mar, Lori Holt Pfeiler of Escondido and Mayor Don Higginson of Poway.


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