FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Northumberland County, ON – March 1, 2023 – Each year, Meals on Wheels providers across Ontario participate in March for Meals, an annual campaign to increase awareness and community engagement during March, which is National Nutrition Month, where we highlight CCN as one of the local providers of Meals on Wheels from across North America.
During Community Champions Week, Community Care Northumberland’s (CCN’s) Meals on Wheels program welcomes local mayors, elected officials, local celebrities, and other prominent community figures in creative ways to deliver meals, speak out for seniors and people with disabilities and raise awareness for the power of Meals on Wheels.
This year, Community Champions Week will be celebrated for Meals on Wheels throughout Northumberland Monday, March 27th – Friday March 31st.
Our goal with this initiative is to bring attention to CCN’s Meals on Wheels program, the impact it has in our community, and to invite volunteers to help deliver meals within the community.
As part of the March for Meals initiative, we are launching our Community Care Easter Cookies (for $20) from Roda’s Kitchen, raising funds for Meals on Wheels. The cookie fundraiser will kick off on Monday, March 6th, with orders being taken until March 30th and pickup from local CCN offices in Campbellford, Cobourg and Brighton April 5-6. Orders can be made at www.commcare.ca
Meals on Wheels promotes health and independence by providing nutritious and affordable meals to: Seniors living alone, adults with disabilities who are unable to shop for groceries or cook for themselves, and those being discharged from an area hospital with limited/no help available during their recovery.
Last year over 500 Northumberland residents received more than 30,000 meals.
Manager of Nutrition
Community Care Northumberland
1-866-514-5774/905-372-7356 ext. 134
Trish Baird Joel Scott
Chief Executive Officer Director, Donor Relations & Communications
Community Care Northumberland Community Care Northumberland