Nan Hathaway of Woodstown started volunteering with us after retirement, this is what she had to say to about Meals on Wheels.
“Food is essential, much like having a roof over your head, but some people cannot prepare a healthy meal for themselves and this is one of the reasons that I am a supporter of Meals on Wheels of Salem County. I believe food is what nurtures your mind, body and soul. There is nothing better for a person than to have a warm meal each day. For many years my children, along with their cousins, helped their grandfather, Jack Hathaway, provide meals on the Woodstown-Pilesgrove route. I credit him for introducing me to the MOW program and for inspiring me to want to get involved.
In 2018 I retired after 31 years as a teacher, school counselor and administrator in the Woodstown-Pilesgrove Regional School District. This new schedule gave me the chance to train as a driver and start driving the P-W route. Delivering meals to the seniors in my community has been a wonderful addition to my “new” schedule. I have made a connection with each person, they have shared stories with me about events I would have never known had they not wanted to chat a bit when I arrive. I look forward to seeing each person and making sure that they are doing well, especially during the pandemic. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to serve the senior citizens of the Pilesgrove-Woodstown community.”
Thank you for delivering more than a meal!