Meet Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana: Making an Impact Beyond Food

Meet Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana: Making an Impact Beyond Food

A Peterman Brothers Charity Spotlight

At Peterman Brothers, giving back to the community is more than just a tradition; it’s a cherished annual event called the Charity Showdown. This bracket-themed tournament empowers the community to choose their favorite charity partners for the year.

One of the perks of the Charity Showdown is sitting down with and filming a spotlight for each  local charity. In this spotlight, we bring your attention to the heartwarming and impactful organization Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana.

Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana: Nourishing Lives, Touching Hearts

Beyond the mere provision of meals, Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana is a nonprofit organization with a higher mission – ending hunger and malnutrition among its clients.

Their dedication to this cause is unwavering, and they commit to serving their clients with love and care until their goal is achieved.

Greg Sigman, a dedicated volunteer from LM Henderson and Company, shares his perspective on giving back to the community. For him, it’s not just about donating money; it’s about contributing time and effort to make a real difference.

This selfless approach reflects the true spirit of Meals on Wheels. “I’ve been blessed; I’ve always tried to give some time if I can’t give money.”

Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana - Delivering Meal
Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana Delivering a Meal

A Grateful Recipient: How Meals on Wheels Made a Difference

Mary Kay Khalil, one of the grateful recipients of Meals on Wheels services, shares her heartwarming story. Disabled and unable to prepare meals independently, she sought support from Meals on Wheels.

Beyond the nutritious food, what touched her the most was the kindness and compassion of the volunteers who brightened her days with their heartfelt interactions.

“I appreciate Meals on Wheels because the people who bring me the meals have been so kind to me through the years.”

Meals on Wheels - All Hands Meeting - 2023
Meals on Wheels staff at All Hands Meeting – 2023.

Unveiling the True Essence: Meals on Wheels as a Wellness Check

Pat Sebanc, Meals on Wheels  Communications Coordinator, passionately reveals the depth of their services. Contrary to misconceptions, it’s not just about delivering meals; it’s also about conducting essential wellness checks.

For many clients, the volunteers are the only friendly faces they see daily, offering a conversation and a lifeline of care and concern.

Hopeful Hearts, Helping Hands: Volunteer Opportunities

Hope Steel, Meals on Wheels Volunteer Coordinator, extends a warm invitation to join their family as a volunteer. The opportunities are diverse and fulfilling, from daily deliveries to packaging pantry boxes for residents.

Moreover, office volunteering and participation in fundraising events like the upcoming Bingo Bash substantially impact their mission.

“My favorite part of my job is hearing the inspiring stories of client interactions and witnessing their profound impact on both volunteers and recipients.”

Chad Peterman Giving Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana first quarter check
Chad Peterman Giving Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana their first quarter check!

Peterman Brothers: Powering Meals on Wheels’ Impact

As one of the four winners of the Peterman Brothers Charity Showdown, Meals on Wheels celebrates the powerful partnership. Outreach Manager Syreta Thomas shares how this collaboration lightens the financial burden on their clients, ensuring that they receive medically tailored meals without worry.

“Being a part of the Peterman Brothers Charity Showdown was a tremendous thrill chasing, enjoyable moment for the full team.”

Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana continues to change lives and create a compassionate community, thanks to the support of organizations like Peterman Brothers and the dedication of their invaluable volunteers.

To learn more about how you can get involved, visit https://mealsonwheelsindy.org/home/volunteers/ and be part of this incredible journey towards a hunger-free future.

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