The annual Mayors for Meals day is coming up March 20. 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. This is rolled into the organization's March for Meals campaign.
Senior Services Plus Executive Director John Becker says this is a good way for the mayors to see for themselves some of the seniors the Meals on Wheels program is helping.
Senior Services Plus has unofficially designated March through June of each year to raise awareness and community support to sustain the over 125,000 meals they deliver each year in St. Clair and Madison counties. The Mayors for Meals kicks off the drive, and it ends June 8, with the 4th annual Feed the Need Concert at Alton's Riverfront Amphitheater.