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Community asked to march for meals

RHONDA COSTA-LANDERS, Appeal Staff Writer

The Silver Springs Senior Center has designated Saturday as March for Meals Day in Silver Springs.

The goal is to ensure no senior in the community goes to bed hungry, at least for one day.

“March for Meals really is a community event,” said Bobbie Hughes, site manager of Silver Springs Senior Center.

“And that means we are calling on the citizens of the community to help us serve our neighbors. We can’t achieve our goal without community support and real, direct help.”

From 1-4 p.m. Saturday, members of the community are asked to donate the money they would spend for their own lunch, or, call the program and sign up to work as a volunteer.

“We hope the funds we raise and the commitments for help we get on this one day will be enough to help us provide meals for hungry seniors every day. That’s what effort is all about.”

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The senior center currently serves 85 meals each day. Hughes said without the program, many of those individuals might go all day without a meal.

“Not only would they be hungry, they would suffer long-term consequences of malnutrition, deteriorating health and in some cases, social isolation.

“We also know there are many other seniors in similar situations out there we don’t have the resources to reach. We need money and we need volunteers. It is as simple as that. So we are inviting the community to work with us.”

Contributions made to the Meals on Wheels program are tax-deductible. Checks should be made payable to: Silver Springs Senior Center and mailed to, P.O. Box 149, Silver Springs, 89429.

For information, call Hughes at (775) 577-5014.

YOU CAN HELP

Members of the community are asked to donate the money they would spend for their own lunch on Saturday from 1-4 p.m. Checks should be made payable to: Silver Springs Senior Center and mailed to, P.O. Box 149, Silver Springs, 89429. Contributions made to the Meals on Wheels program are tax-deductible. For information, call Bobbie Hughes at (775) 577-5014. Or, call the program and sign up to work as a volunteer.