La Porte City Mayor Rick Lubben participated in Mayors for Meals Day as part of its March for Meals campaign. Twenty-six other Mayors, Supervisors, City Council Members, or City Managers from Hawkeye Valley Area Agency on Aging’s ten county service area were expected to join over 1,000 mayors across the country to participate in this event to show their support for the older individuals in their community.

“We not only provide a nutritious hot meal for older individuals that are not able to get out, but we also provide human contact that is lacking for many of these individuals,” said Sally Myers, Hawkeye Valley Area Agency on Aging Associate Director.

“We rely on volunteers every day to help deliver meals.  Through events like the Mayors for Meals day, we hope to bring awareness about our program and hopefully get more people interested in volunteering.”

Hawkeye Valley Area Agency on Aging offers both congregate and home delivered meals to people age 60 and over on a contribution basis. If you would like more information about Hawkeye Valley Area Agency on Aging’s meal program, call the Aging & Disability Resource Center toll free at 877-538-0508. If you would like to volunteer to help deliver meals, please call Hawkeye Valley at 319-272-2244.

March for Meals is a national campaign during the month of March, initiated and sponsored by the Meals On Wheels Association of American (MOWAA), to raise awareness of senior hunger and encourage action on the part of local communities.