Meals on Wheels of Sarasota Honors 200 Volunteers During Annual Celebration Reception

SARASOTA - April 23, 2018 - Serving 160,000 meals each year to Sarasota's homebound seniors, Veterans and mentally and physically handicapped is a daunting task considering the service is not duplicated by any other service organization or charity. However, thanks to a dedicated team of volunteers, Meals on Wheels of Sarasota continues to fulfill its mission since being created in 1971.

On April 18th at the Sahib Shrine Auditorium, the organization recognized more than 200 volunteers and its staff and Board for their importance to the Sarasota community and their unparalleled contribution to the homebound.

Said Marjorie Broughton, executive director, "Meals on Wheels of Sarasota is unique - providing nutrition to those who most need it, visiting those who are alone and isolated, providing health and safety checks to those whose plight is overlooked in our society. The cost is so small; the service so great - all provided by you - our great volunteers - who reach out to their fellow man. Thanks to everyone's dedication to our mission, you help Meals on Wheels do more than deliver meals, you help us save lives."

Volunteer recognized for their years of service include:

25 Years:
Connie and Earl Buell, Sally Scott, Jan Steber and Peggy Williams.

20 Years:
Betty Shimet and Marcia Schaper

15 Years:
Pat and William Grubb, Sebrina Harris, Steve Juricic, Sally Snyder and David Turnbull

10 Years:
Rose & Fabio Arellano, Ali Davidson, John Feagan, Margo Krusing, Kathy Limekiller, Barry Napshin, Jeff Schmidt, Gail Smith, Amardo Timmons and Lori Timmons

Says Broughton, "With the need for our service growing each month - 1 In 6 area seniors don't know where their next meal will come from our Board and staff look forward to continuing our work with the finest group of volunteers to serve the hungry and malnourished in Sarasota with nutritious meals and warm smiles."

About Meals on Wheels of Sarasota

Since 1971 Meals on Wheels of Sarasota, Inc. has provided meals to Sarasotans of all ages who are unable to provide or prepare meals for themselves in their own homes. The organization delivers more than 500 meals Monday through Saturday to those in need and the needy regardless of age or disability; Sarasotans who are homebound, mentally or physically disabled or elderly, and unable to prepare meals for themselves. Learn more about Meals on Wheels of Sarasota, Inc. at www.mealsonwheelsofsarasota.org Call 941-366-6693.