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.


64° | 45°
  • Feels like: 45° F
  • Wind: WSW 5mph
  • Humidity: 90%
  • Sun Mix of sun and clouds
    53° | 45°
  • Mon More sun than clouds
    57° | 39°
  • Tue Thunderstorms early
    70° | 52°
  • Wed Mostly cloudy
    60° | 55°