march-for-mealsMeals on Wheels for WNY will once again be celebrating March for Meals, an annual awareness campaign of the value that Meals on Wheels for WNY holds for the community.  Through this event, we put an extra focus on speaking engagements and tabling events.  We even hand out “Ask me about Meals on Wheels” pins to our staff to wear in the community.

The centerpiece of the campaign is Champions for Meals, an opportunity for government officials, local celebrities, and sports personalities to share in the meal delivery experience.  Champions for Meals will take place March 16 – 20, 2015 between 10:30 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. each day.

Each day, local celebrities will deliver meals throughout WNY in support of the work that Meals on Wheels for WNY does.  We will have alumni from the Buffalo Sabres, media celebrities, and government officials – including the Mayor of Buffalo, NY State Assembly members, Erie County legislators, Buffalo Common Council members, and town and village officials.

This year’s champions include:


•NY State Assemblyman Michael Kearns

•NY State Assemblywoman Angela Wozniak

•Staff from NY Senator Patrick Gallivan’s office

•Staff from NY Senator Marc Panepinto’s office

•Staff from NY Senator Michael Ranzenhofer’s office

•Staff from Assemblyman Sean Ryan’s office


•Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon

•Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo

•Erie County Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams

•Erie County Legislator John Mills

•Erie County Legislator Ted Morton

•Erie County Legislator Edward Rath

•Erie County Legislator Peter Savage

•Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw

•Erie County Sherriff Timothy Howard


•Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown

•Common Councilman Rich Fontana

•Common Councilman David Rivera

•Staff from Common Councilman David Franczyk’s office


•Akron Mayor Carl Patterson

•Cheektowaga Supervisor Mary Holtz

•Cheektowaga Senior Center Director Kerry Switalski

•Clarence Supervisor David Hartzell

•East Aurora Supervisor James Bach

•Elma Supervisor Dennis Powers

•Hamburg Supervisor Steven Walters

•Orchard Park Supervisor Patrick Keem

•Sardinia Supervisor Beverly Gambino


•Media personality Linda Pellegrino

•Media personality George Rickert

•Media personality Jordan Williams

•Sabres Alumni Danny Gare

•Sabres Alumni Craig Muni

•Sabres Alumni Darryl Shannon

•Sabres Alumni Derek Smith