- What made you start volunteering for Meals on Wheels?
Debbie- I began volunteering with my sister in law after I retired in 2016. It was a wonderful way to give back to the community and spend time with her.
Hal- i joined with my wife because it’s an opportunity for us to do something positive together to give back to the community.
- Why is volunteering for Meals on Wheels important to you?
Debbie- MOW is important to me because these daily meals and wellness checks on the elderly help to brighten their day and mine too! I love to feed people-it’s part of my family heritage!
Hal- My mother and stepfather received meals during my mother’s illness. The hot balanced nutritious meals were a great help during a difficult time.
- Do you have any fun stories/significant memories about meal delivery that you would like to share with us?
Debbie – Delivering meals is an uplifting experience. A friendship begins to develop as clients get to know you! I always enjoy a brief chat and a welcome smile when they meet you at the door!
- Is there anything about yourself personally that you would like to share?
Debbie and Hal Eisinger of Pittsgrove
Debbie began volunteering with her sister-in-law after retiring in 2016. Hal joined his wife because they saw it as an opportunity to do something positive together to give back to the community.
Their family has a personal experience with MOW because Hal’s mother and stepfather were meal recipients during his mother’s illness; the hot, balanced and nutritious meals were a great help during a difficult time.
They describe delivering meals as an uplifting experience that is always enjoyable. They love being greeted with a welcoming smile and having a brief chat, over time they have developed friendships with many clients.