This article meant only to honor Chris McAvoy for her excellent leadership of the senior meals program. In no way was it meant to imply that we are not 100 percent supported by Senior Solutions.
In 2004, a group of seniors, headed by Greg Propster and supported by Chris, determined - after a great deal of reflection - that Brattleboro Senior Meals should become an independent, nonprofit 501(c)3 organization.
Beyond the program goals of providing area seniors with regular meals and a link to the larger community, the group wanted to keep their longtime kitchen help and keep their meals prepared on site. In addition, becoming a 501(c)3 allowed Brattleboro Senior Meals the opportunity to apply for grants and other fundraising opportunities.
Brattleboro Senior Meals appreciates the ongoing support from Senior Solutions. That support, and with Cynthia Fisher as the new director, means that the Brattleboro Senior Meals is able to continue to provide meals for our seniors during this very stressful time.