Meals on Wheels aiming to recruit new volunteers
Meals on Wheels is looking for volunteers to keep the service active.
The local organization currently serves 800 seniors in Rockland County, which is twice as many recipients as before the pandemic.
As communities reopen, Meals on Wheels is losing volunteers who signed up while working from home under quarantine.
Mary Ann Ferrante serves as a teacher during the year, but since she’s off during the summer she tells News 12 that she wanted something to do.
“When the pandemic hit and we were teaching from home, I decided to use my lunchtime to do meals,” says Ferrante.
"I'm a senior citizen and a cancer patient, so because of COVID I really can't get out and having someone like Mary Ann and all the other people is an absolute godsend,” says participant Sandy Rosen.
News 12 is told the commitment isn’t large and typical routes are about an hour with about 10 stops. The organization is also flexible with volunteers and their amount of days.
If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer, fill out an application here.