Sunday, September 7, 2008

Meals on Wheels

This week I was privileged to take a trip with my new job at the United Way to serve on a Meals on Wheels route.

Here is what Meals on Wheels seek to do:
Since 1974, Meals on Wheels has been providing nutritious meals to the home-bound elderly and persons with disabilities in Wake County in an effort to improve health, reduce isolation, and prevent inappropriate institutionalization. Serving close to 1350 meals daily to homes and nutrition centers, Meals on Wheels provides the frailest of our community’s citizens with a voice to achieve healthful independence.

This is one of those organizations you hear about so often, but I had never volunteered with them personally. It was a real blessing to me, because these people are seeking so much more than just a meal. The friendship and human interaction is probably way more fulfilling then anything they can eat, while many of these people have little to no family or friends in their lives. This is an incredible organization that is truly encouraging people in real and deep ways. If you are looking for a way to serve, think about Meals on Wheels! If you live in Raleigh, you can check out their site at

This is a video a mom made about her experience on her Meals on Wheels route with her daughter, and will give you a great peak into the incredible outreach done through this organization.


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