Thank you, Laura, for helping us to make it possible to deliver more than just a meal! Laura began volunteering for Meals on Wheels of Salem County after working with the AARP Foundation on their Drive To End Hunger campaign. This experience opened her eyes to the need in the community and moved her to become more involved. Meals on Wheels’ mission is an important one to Laura. With over 10 million adults in the U.S. aged 50 and over who are at risk of going hungry every day, she knew the importance of a hot meal being delivered to their door by a friendly face.
Hungry seniors have higher rates of depression and loneliness and Laura knew that, often times, our volunteers are the only social interaction that many of our clients have throughout their days. She is often reminded of her grandfather, who lived alone until he was 94 years old, while volunteering for Meals on Wheels. Laura is a former volunteer board member for Meals on Wheels of Salem County and continues to provide her volunteer service for us via being on committees and planning fundraising events! Laura started an annual hot dog theme party in her backyard and has raised enough money from this in the past two years to help us serve over 100 meals! She is constantly looking for fun ways to raise money for the cause and we are so grateful for her support!
If you are interested in learning more about how you can volunteer for 2 hours, once every four weeks as a driver, how you can volunteer at our annual Giant Pumpkin Carve on October 5th, or how you can help out in the office, please call us at 856-935-3663 or email Teresa at email@example.com.