Meals on Wheels celebrates National Volunteer Month

Meals on Wheels celebrates National Volunteer Month in April


volunteersEvery day at Meals on Wheels there’s a group of people who work silently behind the scenes and without great fanfare. They do big things and small things, and without them we couldn’t do all of the things that we do to help our seniors. They’re our volunteers.

Some are regulars, some are first-timers, but all of them are vital to what we do. Last year, more than 1,500 volunteers contributed 2,240 hours to our efforts. Volunteering is such a selfless act, and to realize that many people gave that much time to help improve the lives of our seniors is just mind-blowing.

April is National Volunteer Month, a time when we are to pause and recognize their sacrifice, their skills and their importance to our mission. So that’s what we want to do. Our volunteers are our unsung heroes. If you are one of them, we can’t say it enough: THANK YOU!

If you aren’t yet a volunteer, now’s a great time to become one. This summer, we have opportunities to join the many individuals and families who help move our mission forward to ensure seniors are living with dignity. And this fall, we have two signature events—the Pie-K 5K and Bust a Crust!—where you and your friends can volunteer for Meals on Wheels and make a difference. Sign up to volunteer!