Volunteer drivers honored

Drivers pictured above are, from the left, Wilmadean Rust, Melvin and Phyllis Richardson, Jean and Ken Youngdale, Jim Kepler, Judy and Tom McLaughlin, Becky Koppen, Joan VanDeer and Bob Erickson.
Drivers pictured above are, from the left, Bernard and Ruth Poland, Betty Maxted Weber, Bill and Lois Olson, Ron Keigan, Susan Stueland, Shelby Kroona, Linda and Noel Singer.

Through rain, snow and heat, Meals on Wheels drivers loyally deliver noon lunches to about 35 Webster City residents 5 days a week, even on holidays.

Southfield Wellness Community prepares the daily meals and knows the impact the program has on the home-bound residents. It is often the only person they talk to during the day. The visit also serves as a daily check in case someone is having a serious health issue, according to Marilyn Middleton, Southfield Wellness Community marketing coordinator. The one nutritious meal per day is often enough to lengthen the stay of individual’s in their own home.

Southfield recently hosted a brunch as a small way to recognize the loyal drivers for their service. Anyone wanting more information, or to register for the Meals on Wheels program, is encouraged to contact Hamilton County Public Health at 832-9565.