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City representatives are spreading senior hunger awareness during March of Meals Week in Siouxland


Siouxland city officials and Meals on Wheels are teaming up to spread senior hunger awareness during March for Meals Week.

Twenty-one city representatives throughout the Siouxland area are participating in the annual event. It's the first year the program has seen 100 percent attendance from Siouxland's city leaders. Sergeant Bluff Mayor Pro Tem, Ron Hanson, was at the Sergeant Bluff Senior Center on Monday serving up a tasty meal for some local seniors.

"Seniors, bottom line, are just important to the area. They're our ancestry. They're our generation. It's just important that we need to take care of them," said Ron Hanson, Mayor Pro Tem of Sergeant Bluff.

Senior hunger has become a national crisis with nearly 9 million senior Americans not knowing where their next meal is coming from. Meals on Wheels is helping to decrease this number by serving over 350 hot nutritious meals each day in the Sioux City area.

"We love the conversation down here. The people are just great. So, we try to attend as much as we can down here," said Gary Trapp from Sioux City.

Representatives from dozens of Siouxland communities will be taking part in March for Meals this week. On Tuesday, Sioux City Councilman Pete Groetkin will be at Connections Area Agency on Aging serving lunch around 10:00 a.m.

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