Community Cooperative Ministries, Inc. received a $2,000 Gold Plus Award from the Meals On Wheels Association of American (MOWAA) for its recent March For Meals campaign efforts including Cape Coral Mayor John Sullivan’s participation on Mayors For Meals Day.
March For Meals is a national campaign during the month of March, initiated by the MOWAA, which seeks to raise awareness of senior hunger and to encourage action on the part of the local community. This year, the MOWAA awarded 199 programs’ campaigns for their success, awarding more than $150,000 in grants for exemplary efforts, with just six of those programs receiving the Gold Plus Award.
The Meals On Wheels Association of America is the only national association and network dedicated solely to ending senior hunger in America. It is the oldest and largest organization composed of and representing local, community-based Senior Nutrition Programs in all 50 states and U.S. territories. The vision of Meals On Wheels is to end senior hunger by 2020.
CCMI serves Fort Myers and the greater Lee County area, including Bonita Springs, Cape Coral and Lehigh Acres. CCMI works in partnership with United Way of Lee, Hendry and Glades, Harry Chapin Food Bank and regional community foundations as well as collaborating with fellow community and service groups including the school district of Lee County and numerous churches, businesses and community support organizations. Information: (239) 332-7687 or www.ccmileecounty.com.