PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Mayors from across the region spent Wednesday morning out in their communities delivering meals to seniors.
The program is called, Mayors for Meals.
Once a year, mayors and other community leaders all over the nation work with Meals on Wheels volunteers to deliver food to seniors.
In Wilkinsburg, 54 hot meals were prepared by employees at Life Care Hospital.
From the kitchen, the meals go to people who rely on them each and every day.
“They are just making it money wise, they haven’t got a lot of money and they can’t leave their homes. Most of them can’t leave their homes, some have care managers,” Anne Greider from Community Ministry said.
Greider said the event really highlights the need in neighborhoods. She said volunteers not only make sure seniors have at least one hot meal a day, they do a lot more.
“We talk to them about the news or if they’ve got something going on in their lives they might want to chat about that,” Greider said.
Drivers are desperately needed for the Meals on Wheels program in Wilkinsburg. The volunteer hours would be from 11 a.m.to 1 p.m.
If you are interested, contact the Wilkinsburg Community Ministry here: http://www.wcm15221.org/