Meals on Wheels a lifeline for seniors

NORWICH – The people at Meals on Wheels are busy. Drivers, prep-staff and packers alike breeze through each morning, hustling at their work stations and in their cars, zipping around to make sure 100 seniors in the Norwich area have a nutritious meal.

It’s usually only a quick hello followed by a quick exchange. But the smiles that began in the kitchen of the First Baptist Church on West Park Place always make their way to the front doors, living rooms and senior centers where appreciative elders await their daily visitor.

“They are really nice people,” said volunteer driver Deb Tobey. “You really feel good about it.”

Tobey, along with several other drivers and kitchen volunteers, arrange and deliver roughly 70 meals in and around Norwich, serving 30 more people on site at the community center in the downtown church.

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