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Community Volunteer Spotlight
Jerry & Mary Felland, Meals on Wheels
“I chose to volunteer for Meals on Wheels because it is a way for me to give my time and to give back what I take from the community. I absolutely love seeing the people and hearing the stories they have to tell. You really build a relationship with the people you serve here. Meals on Wheels is an excellent organization! It means so much more than just providing food to people in need. It is a means of checking up on the elderly and the disabled. For some of the clients, we are the only person they see throughout the day.”
“I volunteer because it’s a way to help and give back to the community and it’s something useful to do. I truly enjoy meeting and getting to know the people we serve. Meals on Wheels always needs more volunteers. I wish that more people would take an interest in volunteering for their community.”
Meals on Wheels of Stark and Wayne counties has been serving homebound and nutritionally at risk individuals across the two-county area for over 35 years. Jerry and Mary Felland have been volunteering at the Brewster location for over nine years. Jerry goes on a route every Monday and Mary every Thursday. They are both retired but stay involved with the community. The Meals on Wheels Brewster location serves 40-45 people every day. We thank the wonderful Meals on Wheels volunteers for always thinking WE BEFORE ME!
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