Dealing with the cold: Meals on Wheels volunteers

Created: 01/03/2014 5:26 PM WHEC.com
By: Chalonda Roberts

There were several people out today bracing the bitter winds. Many people working or checking on the elderly.

The volunteers for Meals on Wheels aren't letting those single digit temperatures keep them for doing their jobs. 

Ninety-year-old Ann Lathrop appreciates the door-to-door service. She says the cold weather makes it more difficult for her to venture outside especially since she no longer drives.

Lathrop said, “I'm glad I don't have to go out and Meals on Wheels makes it so that I don't have to go to the store to buy groceries. It really helps.” 

The director of the Meals on Wheels says the service goes beyond the meals that are served. Volunteers also provide a safety check for the elderly especially during extreme temperatures.  

Once the volunteers delivered Ann's meal they were happy to see she was safe in the comforts of her warm home, which makes it makes it easier for them to brave the cold.


Broken Clouds
41° | 25°
  • Feels like: 23° F
  • Wind: SSE 12mph
  • Humidity: 66%
  • Tue Showers possible in the afternoon
    48° | 30°
  • Wed Mainly cloudy and rainy
    53° | 40°
  • Thu Rain and snow showers early; windy
    39° | 36°
  • Fri Partly cloudy
    45° | 32°