Meals on Wheels South Florida volunteers strive to help seniors in need

Posted at 1:19 PM, Feb 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-23 13:19:53-05

Volunteers with Meals on Wheels South Florida wake up early every day to deliver meals to seniors in need.

“Some of these are new, some of these we’ve been with for many years. The ones that are in need for meals, were there for them every Tuesday morning,” said Howard Shore.

Volunteers like Howard Deeny Shore.

“I had foot surgery and I was very lonely and miserable. I said we should go and see people that are lonely,” said Deeny.

The couple have been delivering meals for 20 years.

“There’s a lot of people that either don’t have anybody and they can’t really get out. Meals on Wheels is the function that makes them work, makes them survive,” said Howard.

Creating special relationships with clients like Audrey Morgan.

“I can depend on them, I know what time they’re going to be here. So I shower, get dressed and what for their telephone call,” said Audrey.

As a result, hundreds of seniors who are home alone have their days brightened every day during what can be a difficult time.

“Howard and Deeny all through the entire pandemic, never stopped delivering meals. They care so much about their clients. They feel like family, they get to know them and the clients get to trust them,” said Mark Adler with Meals on Wheels South Florida.

“A nice lady turned 100, she was so wonderful that when she passed away I went to her funeral. I felt so bad and I wanted to tell her daughter how wonderful her mother was. But that’s one of the reasons we do it. We want to give back to society and this is one way to do it,” said Howard.

Meals on wheels strives to provide meals and much more to seniors in need. To learn more about the nonprofit, click here.