Meals on Wheels of Texoma (MOWOT) announced today that it will be holding Mayors For Meals Day as a part of its March For Meals campaign.
"We are excited about having our local elected officials participate in our Mayors for Meals Day event," said Greg Pittman, Executive Director for MOWOT. "I am proud to announce that thirteen elected officials from Grayson County will be participating in Mayors for Meals this year. Their participation sets an example for the rest of our community. It takes all of us to win the fight against senior hunger."
Mayors for Meals is just one component of March For Meals, a national campaign during the month of March, initiated by the Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA), which seeks to raise awareness of senior hunger and to encourage action on the part of the local community.
Senior Nutrition Programs across the United States, like Meals on Wheels of Texoma, promote March For Meals in their local communities through public events, volunteer recruitment and fundraising initiatives. Mayors For Meals Day is a component of March For Meals that utilizes the involvement of local Mayors and other local elected officials.
Over a dozen elected officials will be participating in the event, including:
- John Roane, Cooke County Judge
- Ray Nichols, Mayor Pro Tem Gainesville
- Gary Hollowell, Cooke County Commissioner
- Leon Klement, Cooke County Commissioner
- Spanky Carter, Fannin County Judge
- Roy Floyd, Mayor of Bonham
- Gary Whitlock, Fannin County Commissioner
- Jerry Magness, Fannin County Commissioner
- Laurie Blake, District Judge
- Richard Glaser, Fannin District Attorney
- Emery Banker, Justice of the Peace
- Sherry Howard, Mayor of Tom Bean
- Cary Wacker, Mayor of Sherman
- W.D. Welch, Mayor of Whitesboro
- Bill Goodson, Mayor of Whitewright
- Jeff Stanley, Mayor of Howe
- Bob Softly, Sherman City Council
- Michael Baecht, Denison City Council
- Bart Lawrence, Grayson County Commissioner
- Phyllis James, Grayson County Commissioner
- Brian Gary, Judge
- Joe Brown, District Attorney
- Keith Gary, Sheriff
- Larry Atherton, Justice of the Peace
- Bob Douglas, Constable
About Meals on Wheels of Texoma:
Meals on Wheels of Texoma has been fighting senior hunger since 1980 through its congregate and home-delivered meal programs. Meals on Wheels of Texoma serves clients throughout Cooke, Fannin and Grayson County and is proud to claim over 600 volunteers who give their time and energy to help us in the fight to end senior hunger. To learn how you can help us end senior hunger, visit us at www.mowot.org or call (877)900-3351.
About Meals On Wheels Association of America
The Meals On Wheels Association of America is the only national association and network dedicated solely to ending senior hunger in America. We are the oldest and largest organization composed of and representing local, community-based Senior Nutrition Programs in all 50 states and U.S. territories. The vision of Meals On Wheels is to end senior hunger by 2020. To obtain more information about us or to locate a local Meals On Wheels program, visit our website at www.mowaa.org.