The annual March for Meals is underway, and local mayors will be delivering meals beginning Monday. The program is nationwide in scope, and has been recognized locally for about 5 years. It is a product of the Meals on Wheels program, which is facilitated in this area by Senior Services Plus on North Rodgers Avenue in Alton.
Senior Services Plus spokesman Kim Campbell tells The Big Z this is a good way for the mayors to see for themselves some of the seniors the Meals on Wheels program is helping.
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Mayors will be delivering meals in Wood River, Troy, Swansea, Roxana, Godfrey, Edwardsville, Bethalto and Alton. Campbell says Alton’s police chief will join the mayor for this year’s effort. Senior Services Plus delivers over 125,000 meals each year in St. Clair and Madison counties.