Meals on Wheels Resumes Service Following Hurricane Sandy
Meals on Wheels is delivering meals to its clientele after a four-day break. With the worst of Hurricane Sandy behind us, a Charlottesville organization opened its doors for the first time Wednesday.
Meals on Wheels provides food to those who are not able to prepare it themselves. Many people rely on Meals on Wheels as a source of nutrition, but it also provides social contact for those who would otherwise be alone. The storm put a stop to those deliveries, but now the organization is up and running again.
Wednesday over 30 Meals on Wheels volunteers helped prepare meals and pack up their cars to resume their normal deliveries. The organization that does not even close on holidays, says it is happy to be able to open its doors again.
Meals on Wheels Executive Director Dawn Grzegorczyk said, "Right now we are delivering our first meal after Hurricane Sandy and we are thrilled to be delivering that meal. I know a lot of folks have struggled a little bit. It's been four days since we last delivered a meal to our clientele and I know they're counting on this meal."
Volunteers were also eager to see their regulars and say they enjoy the company just as much as the ones receiving the meals.
Meals on Wheels currently serves over 200 people in Charlottesville, Crozet, Scottsville and most of Albemarle County.
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