June 2020

Meals on Wheels volunteers surmount challenges of pandemic

In early March, facing a decreasing number of Meals on Wheels volunteers for programs in the Pottsville and Shenandoah regions of Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania, Diakon Community Services invited prominent community members to help raise awareness of their plight during a “March for Meals” promotional event.

But as the seriousness of the coronavirus pandemic emerged, Diakon staff postponed the activity. Fortunately, the call for help did not go unanswered.