A few days off from school provided an opportunity for South Hope Community Church youth group One80 and its leaders to deliver Meals on Wheels to seniors, shut-ins and disabled individuals during their Thanksgiving break. Leaders Tim Davis, Zoe Davis and Rowan Champeon, along with One80 members Jonathan Davis, Matthew Mank, Tara Adolphsen and Natalia Davis delivered 30 meals around Rockland.

The young volunteers saw firsthand how many older and disabled residents struggle to stay independent and healthy. Five days a week, 52 weeks a year, MCH Meals on Wheels delivers the support that keeps people in their own homes, providing nutritious meals and a daily connection to a caring volunteer. In many cases, this may be the only meal a person will eat all day, and the conversation with the volunteer will be their only face-to-face interaction.

“These young kids learned a little about how friendship and caring are the heart of MCH Meals on Wheels.” said Katie Tarbox, volunteer coordinator for the program. To learn more about volunteering, call Tarbox at 701-9641.