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Mayors, officials to aid Meals on Wheels

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From page A5 | March 05, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — Elected officials from around the county will participate March 17 in the annual kickoff to the Meals on Wheels Week of Champions.

Volunteer drivers with the Meals on Wheels program will transport lunches and officials around the region on that day. Mayors and elected officials from all seven Solano County cities are invited to deliver nutritious meals to local seniors, according to a press release.

Fairfield Mayor Harry Price will not be unavailable that day, so he’ll help deliver Thursday.

The mayors will visit with clients who are dining at the Meals on Wheels programs at senior centers, then join volunteers to deliver to homebound seniors.

Meals on Wheels of Solano County has delivered meals to seniors since 1977, delivering more than 600 meals a day. The purpose is to serve people 60 and older who are frail or considered at-risk.

“In this tough economy, the food and human contact we provide to seniors in this community is needed more than ever,” said Cathy Hall, the Meals on Wheels Solano Count executive director. “We need to community to come out and support our March for Meals events. Our clients are counting on us. We can’t let them down.”

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Brad Stanhope is the Daily Republic's news editor. He began his career at the DR in the last millennium. He spent 17 years as a sports editor and three years as the associate editor before spending three years away from the newspaper (though continuing as a columnist). He returned in December 2010 as news editor. Brad lives in Suisun City with his wife, Mrs. Brad, and two sons. He enjoys cheese.
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  • Rich GiddensMarch 04, 2014 - 1:14 pm

    Seniors deserve better. Quite often they are abandoned as their educated upwardly mobile children move away to pursue careers and family life. Left behind are their parents who become increasingly at risk as they age and their infirmaties increase. Thanks for looking out for the most vulnerable in our society.

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