Resolution J3654-2013

Commemorating the 40th Anniversary of Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland, Inc.

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  • Feb 27, 2014: ADOPTED
  • Feb 27, 2014: REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • Feb 24, 2014: REFERRED TO FINANCE

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LEGISLATIVE  RESOLUTION  commemorating  the 40th Anniversary of Meals on
Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland, Inc.

WHEREAS, It is the sense of this Legislative Body to recognize that  the
quality  and  character of life in the communities across New York State
are reflective of the concerned and dedicated efforts of those organiza-
tions and individuals who would devote themselves to the welfare of  the
community and its citizenry; and
  WHEREAS,  Attendant to such concern, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly  proud  to  commem-
orate  the  40th  Anniversary  of Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of
Rockland, Inc.; and
  WHEREAS, This March, Meals on Wheels Programs & Services  of  Rockland
will be participating in the annual national March for Meals campaign, a
month-long  event sponsored by the Meals on Wheels Association of Ameri-
ca, designed to generate public awareness about  senior  hunger  and  to
celebrate  the invaluable services provided by Senior Nutrition Programs
across the country; this effort includes Community Champions Week, March
17-21, 2014; and
  WHEREAS, Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of  Rockland  has  served
the  interests of the people of the Empire State by providing sustenance
and support to seniors in need for 40 years; and
  WHEREAS, In 1974 a group of dedicated volunteers associated  with  the
National Council of Jewish Women started a meal delivery program for the
homebound  out  of the basement of founder and former Executive Rochelle
Berger's home; and
  WHEREAS, Four decades later, that program has evolved  into  Meals  on
Wheels  Programs  &  Services  of  Rockland,  Inc.,  and today it offers
seniors much more than a meal; and
  WHEREAS, Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland is a  compre-
hensive  not-for-profit  agency  with a staff of more than 80 employees,
and over 600 volunteers; it has delivered more than eight million  meals
since its inception; and
  WHEREAS, This worthy organization administers five senior centers, the
Bobbi  Lewis Adult Day Program, a central commissary, the Adult Learning
Center, and an all-senior theatrical troupe known as The  Music  Makers;
it  is  also in the process of establishing a Pet Pantry for seniors who
cannot afford to feed their beloved pets; and
  WHEREAS, This occasion presents an opportunity  for  this  Legislative
Body to recognize and pay tribute to Meals on Wheels Programs & Services
of  Rockland,  Inc.,  in  celebration  of  its growth and the tremendous
service it provides; and
  WHEREAS, In so effectively carrying out its mission, Meals  on  Wheels
Programs  &  Services of Rockland, Inc. has demonstrated the inestimable
value of improving the quality of life for New York State's aging  resi-
dents; now, therefore, be it
  RESOLVED,  That  this  Legislative  Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Meals on Wheels Programs &  Services
of Rockland, Inc., and to wish it continued success; and be it further
  RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to Meals on Wheels Programs & Services of Rockland, Inc.

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