White Plains Mayor Tom Roach joined volunteers from the city’s Meals-on-Wheels program on Wednesday to deliver food to homebound residents.
Participating in the national “Mayors for Meals,” campaign to draw attention to the importance of Meals-on-Wheels programs, Roach and Paul Schwartz, the White Plains program’s board president, brought meals to eight people in different neighborhoods of the city.
From left: Mayor Tom Roach and White Plains Meals-on-Wheels Board President Paul Schwartz prepare to deliver meals to homebound residents.
“Mayor Roach has been a lont-time supporter of Meals-on-Wheels of White Plains,” said Susanna Sussman, the group’s executive director. “His participation in this event helps to draw attention to the role that our program plays in White Plains as well as the crucial role of our dedicated volunteers.”
Describing it as “a rewarding experience,” the mayor said: “We are extremely fortunate here in White Plains to have organizations such as Meals-on-Wheels that contribute so much to our community and their volunteers who work so hard every day in a quiet and unassuming way.”
The White Plains program began in 1979 and currently delivers meals to about 60 people each weekday on six driving routes throughout the city. To volunteer, or get more information, visist www.mowwp.org, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 914-946-6878.