Jesiel Emphasizes the Importance of Meals on Wheels Program

State Representative Sheri Jesiel (R-Winthrop Harbor) recently attended an informal event sponsored by Catholic Charities Meals on Wheels. The event provided information pertaining to the Meals on Wheels program as well as presented an opportunity for Jesiel to participate in food preparation and meal delivery.

“Working alongside the men and women who prepare and deliver meals daily emphasized how important the Meals on Wheels program is; and how great the need is in our communities,” Jesiel said. “Whether someone is an employee or a volunteer, each plays an important role to this organization’s livelihood and success.”

Catholic Charities provides services to those in the community in need of assistance. One of many ways they serve the community is by providing meals for those who are homebound. Meals on Wheels will prepare a noon meal for those who are unable to do so themselves due to physical or mental difficulties.

Catholic Charities and their affiliates rely heavily on community support through volunteers, a rewarding and fulfilling opportunity for both the volunteer and the individuals receiving the service.

Catholic Charities has many volunteer opportunities available. For more information on how to become involved, visit their website: http://www.catholiccharities.net/GetInvolved.aspx.