CCCF Community Impact Story: Meals on Wheels of Palmerton

In 2016 and 2018, CCCF awarded a grant to Meals on Wheels of Palmerton. The mission of Meals on Wheels is to deliver three nutritiously balanced meals, five days a week (including holidays), to individuals in the Palmerton & Bowmanstown area who– because of age, physical capacity, or other reasons–cannot shop or cook for themselves. We had the opportunity to speak to President of the Board of Directors, Bill Gallagher who gave us some insight into the organization’s efficient and cost effective operations. Meals on Wheels relies on a partnership with an existing commercial kitchen (formerly Palmerton Hospital, now St. Luke’s) and volunteers to make and deliver their meals. When asked why he volunteers, Donald Berger said, “I get to talk to a lot of interesting people, and I get to see happy people, give them food, and they like it!”

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