Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee celebrated the delivery of 9 Million Meals Served on Tuesday, June 8, 2010. Reverend Kenneth Baar, accompanied by Meals on Wheels PLUS President/CEO Ellen Campbell and local media, made the special delivery of a hot, nutritious meal to a local home-bound senior. Reverend Barr is the former Board Chair of Meals on Wheels PLUS, serving from 1972-1992.
Following the delivery, Meals on Wheels PLUS hosted a luncheon celebration at the main office of 811 23rd Avenue East in Bradenton. Many guests joined the national pledge drive to End Senior Hunger by 2020. According to a research study by the Meals on Wheels Association of America, there are more than 6 million seniors facing hunger. Their goal is to have 6 million people from across the nation join them in this national pledge. Taking the pledge means committing to leading a fund drive, volunteering, making a donation, or generating awareness of the problem.