Councilwoman Welch to deliver Meals on Wheels in District 13 and encourages others to volunteer

March 10, 2015

Louisville – Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch will join thousands of volunteers in Metro Louisville and the Commonwealth of Kentucky when she delivers Meals on Wheels to seniors in District 13 on Monday, March 16th.

“Meals on Wheels are a lifeline to many elderly people who are shut-ins or face tough financial times. Some may not have a family to look out for them and this program ensures they have a healthy meal that they might not otherwise be able to afford or prepare for themselves,” says Welch.

 The Councilwoman will be working hand in hand with the Metro Senior Nutrition Program. The meals will be delivered between 10:00am and 12:00pm.

“I have seen firsthand the benefit of this program at the Fairdale Senior Nutrition Center,” says Welch. “There are many people who take advantage of this program all over Metro Louisville. It is in need of volunteers to make sure we can help everyone.”

March for Meals is a national campaign to raise awareness about senior hunger and the important services provided by senior nutrition programs around the country. From Monday, March 16th through Friday, March 20th, a special focus is made to recruit volunteers to become local Community Champions.

The Louisville Metro Department of Community Services Senior Nutrition Program works year-round to help seniors stay healthy by providing hot, nutritious meals. Through the Meals on Wheels program, hundreds of volunteers delivered over 100,000 hot noontime meals last year to qualified individuals. Another 106,000 meals were served last year to active seniors at more than 20 congregate meal sites across the community which offer seniors an opportunity for a nutritious lunch, socialization and activities. In addition to providing daily meals, staff and volunteers provide individual interaction and attention to homebound and congregant participants.

“I know there are many caring people who have a few hours during the week to help others. Meals on Wheels are taking care of a need to make sure our elderly citizens have the same quality of life we wish for our own families,” says Welch. “We could use your help and so could the seniors in our community.”