Family Service Rochester kicks off Meals on Wheels ‘Champions Week’

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – Rochester Family Service kicked off its “Week of Champions” event on Monday outside Shorewood Senior Campus.

Champions Week celebrates the 20th annual Walk for Meals, where local Rochester-area champions will be delivering meals to homes all week.

Family Service Rochester Executive Director with Mayor Kim Norton and Randy Brock(KTTC)

These local champions include local, county, and state leaders, as well as other prominent members of the community.

Some of this year’s participating champions include (R) Senator David Senjem of Rochester, (DFL) Rep. Liz Boldon of Rochester, Olmsted County Sheriff Kevin Torgerson, Rochester City Council Speaker Brooke Carlson and Mayor of Rochester Kim Norton.

Family Service Rochester says it still needs more Meals on Wheels Volunteers.

“Meals on Wheel is guided by a single goal of helping our seniors live independently as they age,” said Scott Maloney, executive director of Family Service Rochester. “Meals on Wheels provides them with nutritious meals, neighborhood companionship and a watchful eye on the health and safety of our seniors.

Family Service Rochester charging cars with Meals on Wheels(KTTC)

On Saturday March 26 there will be a fundraising event called Denim, diamonds and dueling pianos at the Floral Hall at the Olmsted Country Fairground. All money raised will go directly to the local Meals on Wheels program to help offset the cost of meals and maintain the program.

Mayor Norton plans to issue a proclamation Monday evening at the city council meeting, to stress the importance of having Meals on Wheels.

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