Our April newsletter spotlights one of our Board Members, Dr. Marcia Roman. Dr. Roman is a natural fit for Meals on Wheels as she has always had a soft spot for issues related to hunger and the frail, including the elderly. “Meals on Wheels helps me to be tangibly involved in helping with a cause that tugs at my heart” says Dr. Roman. To read more check out Meals on Wheels April 2013 Newsletter.
“Dear Ms. Pettway and the staff and volunteers. I thank you all so much; for the big hearts you are blessed with to help others. You really have blessed me. I am not as well and fit as I was before the sickness and surgery. Please thank all for me and keep up the good work.” – client from Sanford, FL
“To Staff and Volunteers – Thank you for the lovely Christmas gifts! I look forward to seeing you on your days of stopping by my home. You always have an encouraging word to say and you’ve helped me from getting my water to adjusting the thermostat to keep me comfortable. Bless you all and Happy New Year.” – client from Longwood, FL
“Meals on Wheels: Thanks you so very much for the wonderful, unexpected Christmas presents. It made my holiday extra special. The meals that your helpers deliver to my home are so welcome, as there are many days when I just can’t get up to even dress myself, much less prepare something to eat. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for being here to help elderly people out.” – client from Sanford, FL
Sequestration has hit! Meals on Wheels just received a funding cut of 7% which is $63,000 less for programs that serve seniors in Seminole County. There is already a waiting list of almost 400 for home-delivered meals, so this federal funding reduction can be devastating for our community of seniors who want to remain living in their own homes.