Madison County Office for the Aging’s Senior Nutrition Program participated in March for Meals to commemorate March 22, 1972, when the national nutrition program for adults 60 and older was established.
NYS Office for the Aging Acting Director Greg Olsen and Corey Mosher, representing Senator Rachel May, helped prepare meals in Office for the Aging’s kitchen, then traveled along on a home-delivered meal route and met with meal recipients at a lunch site in Canastota.
Madison County Office for the Aging delivers 10,500 hot lunches to groups at meal sites and to homes each month. For more information, call 315.697.5700.
New York state:
- Provides at least $53 million more for home delivered and community meals than any other state.
- Ranks first in the nation for the number of people receiving nutrition services and supports.
- Serves 21.5 million meals annually to 214,000 older adults.
- Provides nutrition counseling, education and health promotion services for almost 82,000 older adults every year.
- Advocates to improve access to food for those in greatest economic and social need across the state, particularly those in underserved areas where there are high levels of poverty, environmental barriers to positive health behaviors, and low levels of access to needed health