On Tuesday, January 16th the City Council of Loveland declared January 2018 to be
Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud Month!
And January 16th, 2018 as Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud 50th Anniversary Kickoff.
WHEREAS, The City of Loveland recognizes the importance of nourishing and enriching the lives of homebound individuals with nutritious meals and daily contact by caring volunteers; and
WHEREAS, The senior population in Colorado is increasing by 6% each year, and as our population continues to age, needs increase as well; and
WHEREAS, Between 2010 and 2015 the senior population in Loveland increased by 41%, and as our population continues to age, needs increase as well; and
WHEREAS, Nearly 300 meals are delivered to Loveland homebound residents daily, in 2017 an estimated 100,000 meals will be prepared; and
WHEREAS, Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud volunteers deliver nutritious meals and provide daily contact for our homebound population, helping those in need to maintain independence, and premature institutionalization; and
WHEREAS, Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud has been serving our communities for 50 years; and
WHEREAS, To continue feeding those in need, Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud will commence a year-long celebration to share our story of impact and purpose with our community, and to further expand our reach;
Now, Therefore, we, the City Council of Loveland, do hereby declare January 2018 as
MEALS ON WHEELS OF LOVELAND AND BERTHOUD MONTH
And January 16, 2018, as
MEALS ON WHEELS OF LOVELAND AND BERTHOUD 50TH ANNIVERSARY KICKOFF
In the City of Loveland, Colorado and ask the citizens of this community to help raise awareness about the importance of providing nutritious meals and daily contact for our homebound citizens.
Signed this 16th day of January, 2018
Jacki Marsh, Mayor