Meals on Wheels—More Than Just a Meal
For Ron Schlagheck and his wife, the invitation to drive for Meals on Wheels came from their church. Volunteers at various churches often take turns preparing the meals. Other volunteers deliver them.
The recipients are usually homebound and are unable to purchase or prepare their own meals due to health and/or physical limitations. These individuals not only enjoy the hot nutritional meals, but also the visits from volunteers who care about them and make sure that they are doing well.
The recipients are not only receivers, but also givers. Kindness and appreciation abound. Ron and his wife continue to be amazed at the reception they receive each time they make their delivery!
In addition to Meals on Wheels, Ron’s days are busy volunteering in local community councils,
University of Florida Alumni Association, STEM mentoring, AARP advocacy, and church projects.
For more information, visit a Meals on Wheels website.