cold weather has closed schools and businesses and it's even halted
some delivery services like Meals on Wheels. More than 100 people in
the Stevens Point area rely on the nutrition program for food. So,
what happens now that it's closed?
Hardin knows when the temperature drops, his customers need him the
can't help but worry about some of the folks you know don't have the
resources," said Hardin.
been a Meals on Wheels volunteer for six years. Meals
on Wheels is a
nationwide nutrition program that delivers meals to those who can't
provide for themselves.
been very rewarding to get to know the folks and get to know a little
bit about them," said Hardin.
this week, the extreme cold caused the program to temporarily close.
close whenever the schools close due to weather as a safety concern
for our drivers who are out in the cold," said Mary Mahr,
Stevens Point Meals on Wheels director.
didn't exactly listen.
one man in particular, he lives alone, has no family nearby,"
on Monday, with temperatures hovering around -20 degrees and wind
chills ranging from -30 to -55, this volunteer took it upon himself
to make one special delivery.
knew he probably was not getting a lot of food over the weekend so I
brought him a meal," said Hardin. "He was warm, and very
appreciative of the food."
says everyone else was also able to eat, thanks to food they'd
delivered a small box with 3 days supply of shelf-stable meals to
each of our recipients to have on hand," said Mahr.
she says it's the dedication of her volunteers that's impressive.
a wonderful, very dedicated group of people," said Mahr.
Hardin though, it's just the right thing to do.
on Wheels was closed Monday and Tuesday. They will re-open Wednesday.