Orange County mayor joins volunteers for deliveries with Meals on Wheels anniversary

Seniors First in West Orange County received a special delivery on Wednesday.


Mayor Jerry Demings worked with volunteers and spoke with seniors as part of the 21st celebration of the county’s Meals on Wheels program.

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Seniors First said that amid a lingering COVID-19 pandemic and high inflation, providing meals for seniors is an essential service to keep them healthy.

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Demings said the volunteers were extraordinary, and he knew what it was like, as he delivered meals to his parents before they passed away.

The celebration also commemorated a milestone.

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It has been over 50 years since former President Nixon established a national nutrition program for seniors.

Nationwide Meals on Wheels programs will join forces throughout March to address food insecurity.

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