Champions for Meals Draws 45 VIPs!

Meals on Wheels for Western New York (MOW) serves meals to more than 3,400 homebound clients each year, helping the frail and ill elderly or disabled enjoy the highest level of independence possible.

Each year, MOW participates in “Champions for Meals,” a chance to share the meal delivery experience with government officials and local celebrities.

Champions for Meals 2018 is March 19 – 23 and MOW will host an amazing 45 VIPs during the period!  Thank you to all of our participating VIPs!

FEDERAL:
• Office of Congressman Chris Collins
• Office of Congressman Brian Higgins

STATE:
• NYS Senator Timothy Kennedy
• NYS Assemblyman Michael Norris
• Office of Senator Patrick Gallivan
• Office of Senator Michael Ranzenhofer

COUNTY:
• Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz
• Erie County Clerk Mickey Kearns
• Erie County Comptroller Stefan Mychajliw
• Erie County Senior Services Commissioner Timothy Hogues
• Erie County Legislator April Baskin
• Erie County Legislator Lynne Dixon
• Erie County Legislator John Bruso
• Erie County Legislator Joseph Lorigo
• Erie County Legislator Barbara Miller-Williams
• Erie County Legislator Edward Rath
• Erie County Sheriff Timothy Howard

CITY:
• Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown
• Buffalo Comptroller Mark Schroeder
• Common Councilman Joel Feroleto
• Common Councilman Richard Fontana (regular volunteer)
• Common Councilman Christopher Scanlon
• Common Councilman Rasheed Wyatt

MUNICIPALITIES:
• Aurora Supervisor James Bach
• Boston Supervisor Jason Keding
• Cheektowaga Supervisor Diane Benczkowski
• Cheektowaga Senior Center Director Kerry Peak
• Cheektowaga Councilwoman Linda Hammer
• Cheektowaga Councilman Brian Nowak
• Cheektowaga Councilwoman Christine Adamczyk
• Colden Supervisor James DePasquale
• Depew Mayor Jesse Nikonowicz
• Elma Supervisor Dennis Powers
• Evans Supervisor Mary Hosler
• Hamburg Supervisor James Shaw
• Hamburg Director of Youth, Recreation & Senior Services Marty Denecke
• Lancaster Mayor William Schroeder
• Orchard Park Supervisor Patrick Keem

MEDIA AND COMMUNITY VIPs:
• Buffalo Bills Alumni Manager Jeremy Kelley
• Buffalo Sabres Alumni Craig Muni
• Buffalo Sabres Alumni Harry Neale
• Buffalo Sabres Alumni Derek Smith
• Buffalo Sabres Alumni Morris Titanic
• Cumulus Radio’s Chris Klein (weekly volunteer)
• John R. Oishei Foundation’s Curtis Robbins, Knowledge Management Officer
• WIVB’s Jordan Williams (weekly volunteer)
• WKBW’s Ashley Rowe (weekly volunteer)

“Champions for Meals is always an exciting event, with a wide array of different community supporters able to participate each year,” Chris Procknal, CEO and President, said. “It’s a great chance for our advocates to show their support of the work Meals on Wheels does and for our clients to meet some local celebrities. I’m pleased to report that we have a staggering 45 VIPs this year!”