Meals on Wheels Volunteers Endure Winter Conditions to make Deliveries
(Screenshot coursey NBC Montana/McKayla Haack)
No matter the weather, Meals on Wheels (MOW) volunteer drivers hop into their vehicles and deliver the meals they know clients rely on to live a healthy, independent life. Although snowy conditions kept some Missoulians off of the roads this week, our volunteer drivers wouldn't be held up by the weather!
MOW volunteer Larry Kuchenreuther delivered to all 19 houses on his route. On average drivers have about 20 stops during the day.
"With the roads as icy as they were it was pretty adventurous to be out there, but it was fun," Kuchenreuther said.
Colleen Kernan, the volunteer coordinator in the nutrition department at Missoula Aging Services, says that in the winter the number of clients increases, but dedicated staff and volunteers make sure that no one goes without a nutritious meal and safety check. Read more HERE!
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