Agency Participates in National Campaign

(Left to right – clockwise): Pic 1 – Meals Driver Robbie Moore, Edith Fridley, Meals Driver Ruby Wertz, Charles Fridley and Gabler; Pic 2 – Harriet Morgan and Sankey; Pic 3 –Sankey, Betty Rodkey, and Meals Driver Jody Kerin; Pic 4 – Meals Driver Ruby Wertz and Robbie Moore, Frances Hand and Gilbert; Pic 5 – Meals Driver Jody Kerin, Frances “Karen” Lutz and Churner; Pic 6 – McCracken, Linda Bloom, Scotto and Sobel; Pic 7 – Meals Driver Jody Kerin, Beryl and Ed Nishida and Schell. (Provided photo)

The Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging Inc. (CCAAA), along with eight local officials, participated in Community Champions week, formerly known as Mayors for Meals.

This is part of the national March For Meals campaign, organized by the Meals On Wheels Association of America and designed to raise awareness for senior hunger.

This year, eight local officials took time out of their busy schedules to hand deliver meals and visit consumers throughout Clearfield County.

Participating officials include Clearfield County Chief Deputy Sheriff Michael Churner, Commissioner Mark McCracken, Commissioner John Sobel, Commissioner Antonio Scotto, Mayor Gary Gilbert of DuBois, Mayor Jim Schell of Clearfield, and Pennsylvania State Reps. Matt Gabler and Tommy Sankey.

They joined thousands of other government officials throughout the nation who took part in this national program. This year’s event is the 14th annual nationwide celebration of local Meals on Wheels programs.

“This is the eighth year we have participated in this program to raise awareness for senior hunger. Just in Clearfield County alone, our Meals on Wheels & More program serves over 263,000 meals to more than 1,100 consumers per year.  In addition, over 25,000 meals per year are served at our senior centers. We want to urge people of Clearfield County to support the Meals on Wheels & More Program through our local fundraisers. The public’s support is essential to meeting the needs of these older consumers,” said Rikki Ross, director of planning & marketing for CCAAA.

“The Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging would like to thank all the officials for donating their time and making this Community Champions week possible. The consumers always enjoy the opportunity to meet and visit with their local officials.”

For additional information, or to make a contribution to the local Meals on Wheels and More Program, please contact the CCAAA at 814-765-2696 or visit them online at www.ccaaa.net.

Programs and services of the Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging are funded in part by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging, The Clearfield County Area Agency on Aging, Mature Resources Foundation, and local and client contributions.

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