Thursday, May 6, 2010

Meals on Wheels

Did a story this week with the paper on a program called Meals on Wheels, which is basically a daily food delivery service to the elderly or disabled. It's an initiative that runs in several US cities, and is mostly volunteer and church- based and funded. 

This pair of volunteers stood out to me, the lady had been volunteering for more than 20 years with Meals on Wheels, and her recently retired husband is now volunteering as well. I'm not sure how many shifts they deliver a week, but they are in the same age group as some of the people who have requested meals. The lady reminded me a lot of my grandma, and how she helps out at an old folks' home, despite her nearing 90 years old. 
Helping others is not limited by age it seems, but by attitude. 

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