Gail Pate started volunteering after retiring from visiting nursing because she wanted to continue to help people who needed support to stay independent in their homes.
As a nurse and a family member of a meal recipient she has seen the positive impact made by Meals on Wheels over many years.
She’s met wonderful people while delivering meals, and each one of them brings a smile – but a very special moment for her was when a door opened and she realized that the client was the mother of a close childhood friend. “It’s a special privilege to help her and to reconnect after all these years! ”
Gail was born and raised in Salem County, and even though she’s lived in other places, she considers Salem County is a very special place and is proud to be part of a group that helps our community.