Category Archives: March for Meals

March for Meals 2017

WE MARCH FOR MEALS BECAUSE OUR SENIORS SHOULD NOT BE FORGOTTEN

This March, we join the hundreds of local Meals on Wheels programs across the country who are reaching out to their communities to build the support needed to enable them to deliver nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks to America’s seniors all year long. By volunteering, donating or speaking out, you can ensure the seniors in your neighborhood can live more healthy, happy and independent lives at home, where they want to be.  For more information, see:  http://www.marchformeals.com/

Stay tuned for more details on the exciting activities we have planned!

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Marist Students March for Meals!

This year’s March for Meals has come to a close, but we’ve had so many great champions volunteer with us throughout the month! Most recently, were visited by Hyde Park Supervisor Aileen Rohr, Marist College’s Theta Delta Chi fraternity brothers, Marist football players, Health Quest physical therapist, Sarah Beck, and more. Here are some of the Marist students who delivered meals in the past few weeks.

Grant Hildman
Volunteered on March 14, 2016

Grant Hildman

Occupation: College Student
Organization/Company: Theta Delta Chi
Company Location: Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Hometown: Victor, NY
Fun Fact: I can recite the whole movie Miracle from memory

Why did you decide to volunteer for Meals on Wheels? My fraternity sponsored the event that I volunteered for.

What did you gain from the experience? Do you have any new positive thoughts about what Meals on Wheels does? It was very cool to see the community helping itself out and it ws really cool to see everyone just volunteer with no reward. It is awesome to see that people who need meals get them since they can’t necessarily make them on their own.

William Marcrie
Volunteered on March 14, 2016

William Marcrie

Occupation: Student
Organization/Company: Theta Delta Chi: Tau Triton Charge
Company Location: Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Hometown: Brick, NJ
Fun Fact: I am an advanced SCUBA Diver

Why did you decide to volunteer for Meals on Wheels? My fraternity takes pride in the philanthropy we do around our community and within our school. It is one of the things we strive to do and personally, I love helping others and seeing people smile.

What did you gain from the experience? Do you have any new positive thoughts about what Meals on Wheels does? I love the idea of it! I can’t believe people do this every day. Some of the people we delivered to were so happy to see us when we brought them their meal. It was great!

Cameron Gibson
Volunteered on March 16, 2016

Cameron Gibson

Occupation: Student
Organization: North Road Communications PR/Marist Football team
Organization Location: Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Hometown: Waycross, Georgia
Fun Fact: I ride motorcycles

Why did you decide to volunteer for Meals on Wheels? Since beginning to work for North Road Communications and as an account representative for MOW of Greater Hyde Park, I have become aware of the organization’s great work throughout the Hyde Park community. I wanted to experience and be a part of such a great organization.

What did you gain from the experience? Do you have any new positive thoughts about what Meals on Wheels does? From this experience, I met some wonderful people when delivering meals. I had such a great time meeting each and every one of the MOW’s clients.

Ruben Avalos III
Volunteered on March 16, 2016

Ruben Avalos III

Occupation: Student/Athlete
Organization Location: Poughkeepsie, NY
Hometown: Orlando, Florida
Fun Fact: I am left-handed, but brush my teeth with my right hand

Why did you decide to volunteer for Meals on Wheels?  I volunteered under having been raised to have the heart of a servant, and the greatest gift to all is to give back to the community.

What did you gain from the experience? Do you have any new positive thoughts about what Meals on Wheels does?  I gained a better insight of the environment and culture around Hyde Park. I was around great people who loved what they did in providing meals for the community around them. This experience was one that left my heart full of joy and left myself humbled.

Gabriella Gamba
Volunteered on March 30, 2016

Gabriella Gamba

Occupation: Student
Organization: North Road Communications Public Relations Firm
Organization Location: Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Hometown: Yonkers, NY
Fun Fact: I’m only 5’1”

Why did you decide to volunteer for Meals on Wheels? As account executive for Meals on Wheels of Greater Hyde Park’s public relations team, I get to see a lot of the ins-and-outs of how the organization is run and what it is all about. I thought that, instead of just working for Meals on Wheels, I should get more involved and work with Meals on Wheels. I wanted a closer look at what Meals on Wheels does, and the best way to do that is to deliver meals to local seniors.

What did you gain from the experience? Do you have any new positive thoughts about what Meals on Wheels does? It was great to see for myself what happens on a daily basis during meal deliveries. I now have firsthand experience working with our clients. The personal connections I made with some of the seniors gave me a new perspective on the idea that Meals on Wheels is “more than just a meal.”

Carly Gray
Volunteered on March 30, 2016

Carly Gray

Occupation: Student
Organization: North Road Communications Public Relations Firm
Organization Location: Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Hometown: Kings Park, NY
Fun Fact: I can lick my elbow

Why did you decide to volunteer for Meals on Wheels? Helping others is something i’m truly passionate about and is something that is very rewarding to me. Also, I am currently an account representative for Meals on Wheels of Greater Hyde Park and wanted to become more aware of the organization’s efforts on a deeper level.

What did you gain from the experience? Do you have any new positive thoughts about what Meals on Wheels does? From this experience, I was able to gain a better insight into the way Meals on Wheels operates. I enjoyed seeing the look on the client’s faces when their meals were delivered.

Vivian Wang
Volunteered on March 30, 2016

Vivian Wang2

Occupation: Student
Organization: North Road Communications Public Relations Firm
Organization Location: Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Hometown: Arcadia, California
Fun Fact: I love traveling

Why did you decide to volunteer for Meals on Wheels? I just became an account representative for Meals on Wheels earlier this semester and volunteering is the perfect opportunity to see what really goes in Meals on Wheels.

What did you gain from the experience? Do you have any new positive thoughts about what Meals on Wheels does? This experience allowed me to realize how impactful Meals on Wheels truly is to the community. I loved meeting and working with our clients and hope to do so again in the future.

March for Meals 2016 Kicks Off Today!

mow-mfm-kickoffThis March, hundreds of local Meals on Wheels programs across the country will reach out to their communities to build the support to enable them to deliver nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks to America’s seniors all year long. By volunteering, donating or speaking out, you can ensure the seniors in our neighborhood can live more healthy, happy and independent lives at home, where they want to be.  Call or email us today to find out how you can help!