Washington County Commission on Aging staff and volunteers deliver 3,200 freshly prepared, nutritious meals each month to homebound seniors through the Meals on Wheels program.
Thanks to volunteers from Citigroup, seniors in Hagerstown's North End receive a daily, noon meal delivered to their door. Meals on Wheels allows the frail elderly to remain living independently for as long as possible by providing a ready-to-eat meal each weekday. Citigroup allows employees to volunteer an hour of their workday for this service.
Dawn Sweitzer of Citigroup coordinates the 48 employees who take turns delivering meals. Volunteers go out in pairs, with one person as driver and one as deliverer. During an average rotation, each pair delivers meals once a month, so Citigroup employees are volunteering approximately 240 hours a year.
"This is an extremely rewarding experience for all of us at Citi," Sweitzer said. "We truly enjoy delivering the meals and are glad that, as a team, we are able to support this program and give back to the community."