Meals on Wheels delivers much more than nutritious food

Published 8:49 am Thursday, December 22, 2022

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Sometimes, all it takes is a smile.

Or a listening ear.

Or a caring heart.

But always, it includes a warm, nutritious meal.

Volunteering with Meals on Wheels through Davie County Senior Services has it’s own rewards, and recently those drivers were able to bring even more brightness into the lives of the seniors they serve through placemats made and donated by the Davie County Quilting Guild.

The volunteer delivery driver may often be the only person that the meal recipient sees each day, and each gift along the way helps.

The quilting guild made 147 placemats for the seniors receiving Meals on Wheels. Guild members also make fidget aprons, walker aprons, and adult bibs for senior services.

The guild meets the third Monday of each month from 1-5 p.m. at the Davie County Public Library. Email or look them up on Facebook at Davie County Quilting Guild.

In addition to the quilt guild, Tobie Arnold, a regular volunteer driver, made 70 additional placemats to ensure that everyone on the routes received a placemat as there are more than 150 seniors in Davie County receiving Meals on Wheels.

If interested in becoming involved with the Meals on Wheels program, contact Senior Services at 336-753-6230.