Local Democrats deliver Meals On Wheels

Published 12:03 pm Monday, February 21, 2022

When our local Meals On Wheels program put out the call for volunteers, the Polk County Democrats formed a team to help. Under the coordination of Robbie ter Kuile, 12 members deliver hot meals to our seniors in the Columbus area every Wednesday, plus other days as needed. Ms. ter Kuile has been helping our community for years, and commented on her Meals-On-Wheels experience:

“As a driver for Meals On Wheels, we don’t just deliver a hot meal, our visits also serve as a wellness check. One client asked that we enter her house through her garage, since she had difficulty walking and couldn’t easily come to the door. One winter day, I entered her garage and found her sitting on the step that led into her house. “What are you doing in the garage?” I asked. She told me that she’d fallen and couldn’t get up. So she crawled into the garage and waited for the Meals On Wheels volunteer to come and help her. As a driver for Meals on Wheels for almost nine years, I’ve received smiles, hugs and blessings. I’m grateful to be able to provide this needed service in Polk County.”

 

Many thanks to Robbie, the volunteers and Gail Dyer, Nutrition Coordinator at the Senior Center for helping our neighbors! Anyone interested in helping deliver meals, please call (828) 894-0001 to volunteer.

 

 

Submitted by Chris Reynolds