AKRON, Ohio - With several inches of snow falling at rapid pace Saturday, many folks chose to stay indoors.
But for volunteers at Mobile Meals like Dana Downing, staying inside was not an option. Downing was out early Saturday morning, braving the cold and snow, because she knows that clients are depending on her and other volunteers to get the food they need to live on for the week.
According to program director Phil Marcin, many of Mobile Meal’s clients are lonely and they have no one to talk to throughout their day, so the visits are about more than just the food.
Luckily, Mobile Meals recently won a contest with Subaru which gives them use of a Subaru free of charge for six months to deliver meals and spend a Little extra time with each client to just listen to them.
Volunteers with Mobile Meals are out delivering frozen meals every day of week, regardless of weather conditions.
Mobile Meals was founded in 1971. Today the agency is a not-for-profit service organization with 75 staff members and 200 volunteers serving people of all ages and economic circumstances throughout Northeast Ohio. Mobile Meals staff and volunteers provide approximately 2,600 meals and supplements each day to people of all ages in their homes and at dining centers.
Mobile Meals currently serves 5 counties in Northeast Ohio and are always looking for more help.
If you are interested in becoming a Mobile Meals volunteer, visit their website here: http://mobilemealsinc.org/volunteer to fill out an application.