CAMDEN — To recognize the dedication the Camden Rotary Club volunteers have towards the community and the crucial role they play within the MCH Meals on Wheels program, MCH Executive Director, Liz Schuh, and MCH Program Coordinator, Katie Tarbox, personally awarded the Camden Rotary MCH Meals on Wheels Rotarian Volunteers a Certificate of Appreciation.

Camden Rotarians make up a large number of the vital volunteer drivers that MCH Meals on Wheels relies on to deliver hot meals to recipients, Monday through Friday, throughout Knox County.

“We are awarding the Camden Rotary Club Meals on Wheels volunteers with our sincere appreciation to those Rotarians who have and continue to volunteer,” said Schuh. “It is volunteers like you who make this program possible. Thank you from all of us.”

Tarbox followed up, “I second everything that Liz said and want to add that you are the boots on the ground, and I’m so grateful and appreciate all of you.”

Sharing a moment with an MCH Meals on Wheels volunteer helps Meals on Wheels recipients know they remain part of the community, and that there are people concerned about their wellbeing. In some cases, the volunteer-delivered meal may be the only balanced meal they eat all day and the conversation with the volunteer may be their only face-to-face interaction on that day.

Meals on Wheels services are available to seniors and individuals with disabilities. There is a suggested donation, but no one is turned away, regardless of their ability to pay. Some people need meals for a few weeks after a surgery or an accident. Many people receive meals for months or years, allowing them to stay in their own homes for as long as possible.

There are more than 40 Meals on Wheels drivers like the Camden Rotarians, who deliver hot, nutritious meals Monday through Friday. MCH Meals on Wheels is always looking for volunteer drivers for regular routes, substitute drivers and volunteers interested in office or other projects as well.

To inquire about volunteering for Meals on Wheels or to refer someone in need anywhere in Knox County, call Katie Tarbox, 701-9641, or email her at ktarbox@mchinc.org.

To make an end of the year donation online to Meals on Wheels, visit mchinc.org/donate or mail a check to 46 Summer St., Rockland Maine 04841.