Mayor George Pradel recently rolled up his sleeves to help fight hunger.
He participated in Mayors for Meals Day, a national campaign to raise awareness of senior hunger, through the DuPage Senior Citizens Council (DSCC).
Pradel was one of several mayors across the county to help Meals on Wheels volunteers deliver food to homebound seniors. The mayor has helped the program out before and was glad to do it again.
“There’s a little friendship that gets involved in there,” said Pradel.
Five Naperville seniors were surprised to open their doors and see the mayor holding their lunch.
“I thought I was seeing things, you know,” said Lorraine Chovelak, a Naperville resident. “But it was really him. He’s the best mayor and I hope he stays the mayor here forever and ever.”
The DSCC is the designated Meals on Wheels provider for all of DuPage County and serves nearly 4,000 seniors each year.
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