March 11th marked the kick-off to several days in March and April for local dignitaries and businesses to accompany our volunteers in the daily delivery of hot meals in celebration of March for Meals. The March for Meals campaign, which is a month-long event designed to generate public awareness about senior and adult hunger and to celebrate the invaluable services provided by Meals on Wheels across Caledon and Orangeville.
Shannon Turnbull, Principal Broker for The Mortgage Centre in Bolton was the lead sponsor for the 2015 campaign. Her support of $1000 provided Shannon the opportunity to deliver meals in the Bolton area with Mayor Allan Thompson. There are many worthy causes to support, but Shannon stated, “the elderly sometimes get forgotten and this was a chance to make a difference. It was a great experience, when you see the smiles that you bring to a person when you may be their only visit of the day, it means more to a Meals on Wheels recipient than just the meal they receive. It is a friendly face to greet them, someone showing them that they care.”
Shannon Shannon Turnbull of The Mortgage Centre and Mayor Thompson
Local business owners also participated and supported the campaign. We thank The Naked Vine, Bolton Florist Inc., Orangeville Flowers, Orangeville Motion Mazda and the Zehrs store for their support and for going out with our volunteers to deliver to 6 to 8 CMOW clients each.
The campaign would not have been complete without our local dignitaries. Caledon Mayor Allan Thompson, Councillors Annette Groves, Rob Mezzapelli, Jennifer Innis and Fire Chief Dave Forfar as well as Orangeville Councilors Sylvia Bradley and Don Kidd joined in the fun. MP Dave Tilson and MPP Sylvia Jones both continued on their yearly tradition of delivering meals.
Caledon March for Meals Team
Orangeville March for Meals Team