MEALS WITH MEANING
Wednesdays have an increased purpose for a group of 10 persons supported by Citizen Care. That’s when they pack and deliver
meals for the West Hills Meals on Wheels.
“This volunteer activity makes our persons supported feel important,” explained Shelley Quasey, the Citizen Care Community Participation Supports staff who established the relationship between Citizen Care and Meals on Wheels.
Community Participation focuses on getting persons supported actively engaged in their communities, through learning activities, volunteering and social skill building.
“I saw a Meals on Wheels delivery person in my neighborhood one day and asked how we could get involved,” said Quasey. “Then I went into meet with them and we started the process.”
The Citizen Care group doesn’t only distribute lunches – they spread joy while doing so.
Persons supported write messages and draw artwork on the bags in which the meals are packed. They also made holiday greeting cards for meal recipients.
Meals on Wheels is appreciative of the work being done by the Citizen Care volunteers and is even open to them taking on more tasks whenever the time is right.
“I’m so proud of the work being done by our individuals,” Quasey said. “They are dedicated to doing it right and making a difference.”