Thank you to Abigail for delivering more than just a meal to our clients! Abigail’s grandparents are volunteers for Meals on Wheels and when her grandfather started skipping their weekly Friday morning breakfasts once a month to deliver meals, she wanted to get involved as well. Abigail had been looking for somewhere to volunteer and, since her work schedule is more flexible on Fridays, she decided to sign up to deliver meals once every four weeks on Fridays in her community. She feels that it is very important for her generation to be able to give back. Time constraints typically prevent so many young people from being able to volunteer but, in her opinion, there is always time for others! She says that she volunteers for Meals on Wheels for her own selfish reasons as well – she loves to see the clients and chat with them just as much as they enjoy it!
Abigail fondly remembers a story about a time that a client’s cat got loose. The client told her that the cat would never come to her – the cat only likes one person and that was the client. The client said that the cat wouldn’t even come to her for a treat but Abigail walked right up to the cat, no treat in hand, and picked her up. As the cat started to meow and purr in her arms the client said, “Well, I guess she likes two people now!” Our drivers make such a heartwarming difference in the lives of our clients but they also usually find that they benefit from the interaction themselves during delivery as well!
If you are interested in learning more about how you can volunteer for 2 hours, once every four weeks as a driver as well, or how you can volunteer at our annual Giant Pumpkin Carve, please call our office at 856-935-3663.