Hattiesburg mayor proclaims Meals on Wheels Month

Hattiesburg mayor proclaims Meals on Wheels Month

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Meals on Wheels is being recognized by the city of Hattiesburg for helping to feed people with disabilities and senior citizens.

Mayor Johnny DuPree has proclaimed March as Meals on Wheels Month in the Hub City.

And he is praising the folks at Christian Services, Inc. for their participation in the program.

Each week, that organization coordinates the delivery of more than 1,500 meals in the area.

"We wanted to bring a highlight to what they do everyday and highlight it for a month and try to get volunteers to come and help them out," DuPree said.

"Our goal in declaring this month March for Meals Month is that the community can be aware that the needs are great, but together, we can make a difference," said Cookie Prout, vice-president and CFO of Christian Services, Inc.

On March 5, that organization will host a second annual 5K Run and Walk to benefit Meals on Wheels.