By Tim Kowols
The delivery of dozens of meals throughout Door County every week is not just a highlight for local residents, but also for volunteer drivers like Nancy Kurshner of Sturgeon Bay. Kurshner has been delivering hot meals for homebound residents for 15 years, first in Minnesota before moving to Door County over a decade ago. Meals on Wheels drivers do a lot more than deliver food. In Kurshner’s case, the nutritious meal she brings is just a part of a social visit where she is often the resident’s only outside contact of the day. She believes Meals on Wheels drivers are the eyes and ears for the county’s Aging and Disability Resource Center.
Kurshner says she considers her time as a Meals on Wheels driver as her ministry to the community and that she is just as blessed delivering the food as the people receiving it. You can learn more about how you can be a Meals on Wheels driver in Door County online with this story.
Help make a difference in the lives of older adults in our community! Additional volunteer drivers are needed to help deliver meals around the Sturgeon Bay area. Volunteers help deliver meals Monday thru Friday starting around 10:30 a.m. each day and the deliveries usually take an hour to an hour and a half to complete. Volunteer drivers play an essential role in checking on the status of our home delivered meal participants to insure they are well and safe during their brief but friendly visit.
Interested in becoming a volunteer Meals on Wheelsdriver? Please call Wendy Schubert at the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Door County at (920)746-2523 or send an email to ADRC@co.door.wi.us.