On November 14, members of OUC’s Executive Leadership Team (XLT) and their executive assistants participated in a Meals on Wheels volunteer event in St. Cloud.

The volunteers not only delivered nutritious meals to those in need but also distributed conservation kits containing LED light bulbs, weather stripping, and other energy efficiency-related items, as well as information on OUC rebates and payment assistance programs.

The group worked in conjunction with volunteer drivers and staff from the Osceola Council on Aging, which runs the Meals on Wheels program. During the activity, OUC volunteers delivered to 132 residents.

“It’s so nice to be able to give back to the community that we serve. It’s an opportunity to be involved,” said Jessie Tran, Executive Assistant to Chief Transformation and Technology Officer Mike Murtagh.

For recipients, who include senior citizens, as well as those with disabilities and chronic illness, Meals on Wheels provides what might be their only hot meal of the day and also much-needed social interaction. It’s also an opportunity to check on their well-being.

“We’re excited to have this partnership and to have OUC out here serving the community in additional ways than they already do,” says Rob Gilts, Senior Compliance Officer with the Osceola Council on Aging. “For people with limited means or transportation concerns, Meals on Wheels is a lifeline.”

“We have many ways to partner with our organization. We always need volunteers on a daily basis,” said Tiffany Jeffers, the Council’s Director of Development.

For information on volunteering with Meals on Wheels – or other programs – through the Osceola Council on Aging, visit www.osceolagenerations.org.

For more details on volunteering with Meals on Wheels or donating to the program, visit Meals On Wheels America.