Q& A: Why is Volunteering as a Family Awesome?

While most of the Meals on Wheels volunteers in Frederick County are retired, every once in a while, we have some young folk who want to get involved in the community. This family is one such example- Melissa and her two daughters, Isabel (16), and Lucy (13) delivered Meals on Wheels for about a year. Although they have moved on to other volunteer experiences, and trying to manage their hectic schedules, we had a chance to ask them a few questions about what it was like to volunteer together as a family. Check it out!

Q: Why did you choose to volunteer with Meals on Wheels?

Isabel (age 16): I chose to volunteer with Meals on Wheels because I want to help old people, and also to put it on my college applications.

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Lynn Johnston’s For Better or For Worse comic strip might be reflecting the way Isabel will feel later on after committing herself to amazing volunteer work!

Melissa: I chose Meals on Wheels because I like the sense of satisfaction that comes with feeding people. And I love spending a couple hours with my daughter driving from house to house. Continue reading


Celebrating National Volunteer Month with Breakfast

During April 2015, you can celebrate Lima Bean Respect Day on April 20, Talk Like Shakespeare Day on April 23, or any of these other 17 Offbeat Holidays…But, every day of April, you can celebrate National Volunteer Month!

On the morning of Wednesday, April 8, the the FCDOA celebrated the service and dedication of our Meals on Wheels volunteers by inviting them to a breakfast buffet hosted by Homewood at Crumland Farms, one of the kitchens that also provides Meals on Wheels meals for 4 of the 18 current routes. Homewood provided a splendid spread of scrambled eggs, biscuit and chipped beef gravy, bacon, sausage, hashbrowns, and fruit.

People Eating

Volunteers enjoyed their breakfast in Homewood’s beautifully decorated room while reveling in the opportunity to speak with other Meals on Wheels volunteers throughout the county. It was a blissful and upbeat morning! Continue reading