10/16/17 – The Meals on Wheels program in Beaver Dam is in need of volunteers. Meals on Wheels is a service designed to provide nutritious, well-balanced meals at a minimal cost for recently discharged patients, the handicapped and the homebound elderly. The purpose is to assist people in maintaining independent living in the community by meeting dietary needs along with social networking. The program began in February of 1973 with ten customers, and today it serves 64 customers Monday through Friday. Last year 12,900 meals were served during the lunch hour by 140 volunteers who generously donate their time and use their own car to deliver these meals. Meals are prepared by the Beaver Dam Community Hospital Food and Nutrition Department, with special diets provided. The customer, a family member, or the county pays for the four-dollars meal. Bob Zamzow has been volunteering with Meals on Wheels for over 12 years and says it is a great way to give back to the community by helping people. Dave Kleindl, longtime Meals on Wheels volunteer, board member and router calls it a great program that helps people to stay in their homes a little longer. Meals on Wheels is in immediate need of volunteers. Volunteer Coordinator Kathy Dries (drees) says volunteering is easy, the start-up process is simple and it requires a commitment once a month for one hour. To learn more please contact Kathy Dries Volunteer Coordinator at 920-885-3948.
Pictured: In the front, from left, are Mary Ann Neuman, Kathy Dries, Gail Hope-Henschel and Ruth Schmidt. In back are Jim Feil, Laurie Schroeder, Dan Moritz, Bob Zamzow and Linda Zamzow.