Long-term New Dawn Meals on Wheels volunteers recognized for program dedication

New Dawn Meals on Wheels volunteers have been recognized for their dedication and contributions to the Meals on Wheels program. A total of eight individuals received recognition plaques for providing over 10 years of volunteer service.

Pictured: Donnie MacRae, recognized for 17 years of volunteer service

“The Meals on Wheels program depends on community volunteers to thrive,” says Kathleen Whelan, Program Coordinator, Meals on Wheels. “All of our meals are delivered to the doorsteps of our clients to help remove transportation barriers. This would not be possible without our team of volunteers.”

“Through the New Dawn Meals on Wheels Volunteer Program, we want to ensure that members in our community, especially seniors, remain active and contribute to community-based programming,” says Whelan.

Donnie and Elaine MacRae said when they started volunteering, they were going to try it out and deliver a few meals. Seventeen years and over 7000 meals later, the two continue to deliver for the program and enjoy every minute of it.

“We just love meeting people and we feel that these people are now a part of our family,” says Donnie MacRae. “It’s something we really enjoy. We feel like we’re giving back to the community.”

New Dawn Meals on Wheels is a charitable, volunteer-driven program committed to fostering independence and quality of life by providing affordable nutrition services. Each year, New Dawn Meals on Wheels provides approximately 9,000 hot and nutritious meals to people in our community who are unable to prepare meals for themselves.

Award Recipients

Ray Antle: 17 years of service
Donnie MacRae: 17 years of service
Elaine MacRae: 17 years of service
Audrey Forgeron: 22 years of service
Lucy Nardini: 15 years of service
Dolly Peters: 26 years of service
Edward MacPherson: 27 years of service
Mac Cameron: 12 years of service

If you are interested in becoming a New Dawn Meals on Wheels Volunteer, please contact:
Kathleen Whelan
Program Coordinator, Meals on Wheels
kwhelan@newdawn.ca
902-562-1245