Volunteers distribute pre-packaged meals around Eau Claire County

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Eau Claire (WQOW) — Many in our area are unsure of when their next meal will come, so a local partnership is trying to ease their worries through a long-standing program.

On Thursday, the Eau Claire County Aging and Disability Recourse Center (ADRC) and Feed My People Food Bank sent our pre-packaged meals with volunteers for the ‘Meals on Wheels’ program. The boxes contain shelf-stable foods that can easily be made on days when the program volunteers might not be able to deliver, such as a day with hazardous weather.

ADRC officials told News 18 they’ve seen the positive impact of ‘Meals on Wheels’.

“When you can provide someone with a hot meal that they literally have to do nothing with, except peel a little plastic off and eat it, and then of course see a friendly face everyday, where they might not get that chance otherwise, you really get that opportunity to make a huge impact,” said Kaylynn Stahlbusch with the E.C. County ADRC.

Stahlbusch also said the program is donation based, but it is not required if you’re part of it.

If you’re interested in helping Feed My People, click here.

If you need more information on the ADRC, the ‘Meals on Wheels’ program, or you’d like to help with both, click here.

Samantha Wensel

Samantha Wensel

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