Wilbert, an ordained minister, radiates warmth and, even at an advanced age, has a sharp sense of style and an infectious zest for life, one he’s maintained through good and bad times, including being separated from his wife of 64 years, who now requires assisted living care. It’s daunting for Wilbert to afford essential food on a fixed budget and to combat loneliness while navigating life alone for the first time in decades.
Every day, a knock on the door means the delivery of hot, delicious, and, most importantly, balanced meals, packed with a hearty and welcome dose of vegetables and fruits — healthy options that keep him from indulging in junk food, like a hamburger or french fries, two favorites. He’s grateful, most of all, for the fateful service of Meals on Wheels and Meals on Wheels volunteers that help him endure through hardship and keep his spirits high.
“When I hear the knock, it’s just a good feeling. To feed the hungry is a noble adventure beyond measure. It’s really a blessing to have a hot meal delivered to your door.”