One day each week Betty Sue Hanson, 86, and her delivery partner, Carroll Rae Feistel, 77, take Meals on Wheels to 17 homes in Evansville. Hanson started volunteering more than 40 years ago after a friend asked her to sub for someone who couldn’t make it one day, and she never stopped. Feistel started volunteering eight years ago.
Since 1965, Meals on Wheels of Evansville has accepted clients of any age and serves people for short or long periods of time. The program allows many people to remain living independently in their own homes. Funding for the group comes from individuals, grants, some corporations and one letter campaign fundraiser a year.
The Evansville Meals on Wheels program is just one of the not-for-profit organizations The Evansville Courier & Press will feature in its series 12 Days of Caring, which kicked off this week.
Each day, the staff focuses on an organization and how it helps families and individuals in the community.
It gives people in the community the inspiration and the tools necessary to either volunteer or donate to the featured organization.
You can read more about the Evansville Meals on Wheels and the 12 Days of Caring here