March proclaimed Senior Nutrition Month

Published 12:00 am Friday, March 28, 2003

Suffolk News-Herald

The Windsor Town Council joined Suffolk recently by proclaiming March as &uot;Senior Nutrition Month.&uot; Mayor Marvin A. Crocker recently presented the proclamation to representatives of Suffolk Meals on Wheels, Inc.

Patricia M. Mann, Windsor town clerk and treasurer, said the Windsor Town Council is proud to support the Suffolk Meals on Wheels program, and that two of the town’s council members serve as Meals on Wheels volunteers.

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Sharon DeWitt, director of the SMOW program, said that the organization is happy to provide meals to the Windsor community as well as in Suffolk.

&uot;Last year we celebrated five years of service to the Windsor community, and with the help of 55 local Windsor volunteers we delivered 2,055 meals to more than 100 homebound residents in that city, also to Walters and Zuni,&uot; said DeWitt.

Windsor volunteers also proved how much they appreciated the program. Three of them, Jean Claud, Shelton Spivey and Josephine White, were among several SMOW volunteers who solicited donations at the Windsor Food Lion on the weekend of March 15 and collected more than $700.

Three students from Forest Glen Middle School visited the program’s headquarters to learn more about how it functions. Students were accompanied by two representatives from the Kiwanis Club and participated in a Builders Club Project while spending their time helping SMOW volunteers load and unload cars and to interact with customers. This activity coincided with the SMOW Annual March for Meal Fund Drive.

We have a wonderful program in Windsor and thank Mayor Crocker and the Windsor Town Council for supporting our efforts,&uot; DeWitt said. &uot;We also want to thank those who take the time to learn more about how we operate.&uot;

To date, SMOW has collected $5,000 during its drive, and according to DeWitt, donations are arriving daily.