Deb Fenza of Pittsgrove shares about her experience as a volunteer.
“I have volunteered most of my life in many capacities. Since becoming disabled myself with mobility issues and needing oxygen, I did not think there was opportunity to continue. Then I saw a Facebook post by Meals on Wheels looking for volunteer “Buddies” to phone home- bound seniors weekly to offer friendship, support and connection. I jumped at the chance as I could do that from home! After a few weeks, the volunteer coordinator offered the opportunity to help in the kitchen. She arranged for me to work from a chair, and another staff member brings supplies right to my work station. So with my portable oxygen next to me, I can prep and pack some of the meal items for those served in Salem County!
Having been a Public Health Nurse for 25 years, I saw firsthand the enormous need for home delivered meals to the elderly and disabled. Our seniors deserve to be cared for in so many ways- feeding them healthy meals is one need we can fill.
I am deeply grateful for this opportunity to contribute to such an important cause for a population so worthy of our
efforts. Being a 19 year cancer survivor, it is tremendously important to me to be able to give back to others. This gives me great joy!”