Pop for Change volunteers help deliver Meals on Wheels

Mar 19, 2014
Nine-year-old Dylan Morgenstern gets ready to deliver Meals on Wheels.

More than 25 volunteers, provided by Pop for Change, helped deliver a special St. Patrick’s Day Meals on Wheels delivery to seniors across Knox County Saturday, March 15.

Jim and Heather Christie and their daughter Paige dressed all in green to deliver the traditional meal of corned beef, cabbage, potatoes and Irish soda bread to homes throughout Camden and Rockport.

“Having time to talk to seniors is a treat for us and them,” said Jim Christie. “The elderly community has so much to offer we forget.”

For his New Year’s resolution, 9-year-old Dylan Morgenstern decided he wanted to help the hungry so he volunteered to help with his mother Mish, and his 4-year-old sister Lucy.

Most of the volunteers came through Pop for Change, the charity event presented by Cellardoor Winery and Megunticook Market. MCH Meals on Wheels is one of four local nonprofits selected by Pop for Change to receive volunteer help and a chance to win $100,000. The organization who gets the most votes from the community will win $100,000, the other three each get $20,000 and everyone benefits from a fresh infusion of volunteer help. Please vote to support MCH Meals on Wheels to win $100,000 by going to popforchange.com.

Monday through Friday, MCH Meals on Wheels delivers hot meals to seniors throughout Knox County enabling them to continue living at home for as long as possible. For many this is the only meal they will eat all day.

The St. Patrick’s Day meal delivery is part of a series of events MCH Meals on Wheels is hosting all month as part of its March for Meals campaign to raise awareness and funds for seniors in Knox County, one of the oldest counties in Maine which is the oldest state in the nation. MCH Meals on Wheels is a critical link in the safety net that helps aging Knox County residents to remain safe and healthy in their own homes.

For more information about volunteering for MCH Meals on Wheels or know of a senior in need of meals, contact Lois Stackpole-Alley at 594-2740. Meals on Wheels is a program of MCH, the Rockland based nonprofit which also operates Coastal Trans, as well as housing and aging in place services to seniors and individuals with disabilities. To learn more about the critical services MCH provides go to mchinc.org.

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