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Benefits of Volunteering: 5 Ways Volunteering Your Time Helps Others and Yourself

5 Benefits of Volunteering Volunteering is beneficial for both you and others, since it offers physical and mental benefits for both the person helping and the person being helped. Research has shown that volunteering improves mental health and builds confidence while also providing opportunities to meet others who share like-minded goals and hobbies - the perfect chance to meet friends and significant others who also enjoy giving back to their community and to those in need. Need... Read More
Posted by Meredith Hale at Friday, April 5, 2019

Elder Care Matters

I was somewhere in my middle school years, visiting family in Asheville, North Carolina, when my aunt told me we were going to deliver meals to older people. She had a friend who volunteered with Meals on Wheels but was unable that day, so my aunt said she would. Those moments spent delivering lunch to men and women unable to prepare a meal themselves was just the beginning of the route I would take to CareLink. But before we dive into my story, let me introduce myself. My name is Meredith... Read More
at Thursday, January 3, 2019

March is for Meals: Why Meals on Wheels Matters

Did you know that in March of 1972, Meals on Wheels was first established? To honor this important anniversary, we want to share some of the reasons Meals on Wheels is so special! If you have ever received a warm meal from a friend, family member, or coworker, you know how important that meal means to you. It’s a sign of care and thoughtfulness, prepared for you usually during times of stress, illness, grief, or a big life change. Consider how a meal can change a life for many... Read More
at Thursday, March 1, 2018