Meals on Wheels volunteers needed in Woodruff Submitted: 03/12/2018
Erin Beu
Erin Beu

Meals on Wheels volunteers needed in Woodruff
WOODRUFF - A lot of students might see spring break as the last bit of fun before the final stretch of the school year and finals.

But one local middle schooler will spend her spring break in a kitchen, volunteering for Meals on Wheels.
She hopes to raise awareness for the decline in volunteers.

"I do this whenever I can," said 13-year-old Shelly Irish from Minocqua.

Irish could be relaxing at home or on vacation for her spring break. Instead, she will spend her break lending a helping hand for the Meals on Wheels program at the Woodruff location.

"It's kinda nice to just help out the community," said Irish.

Oneida County Department of Aging organizes multiple locations for Meals on Wheels.

At the Woodruff location, volunteers make anywhere from 40 to 60 meals a day.

"I didn't think it was going to be that many [when I first started]," said Irish.

"There's always room for more volunteers," said volunteer Manuel Phillips.

Philiips has been volunteering as a driver for the program for eight years.

"At least two days a week I got the time [to volunteer] so I give it to the community," said Phillips.

If you want to volunteer as a driver you need to be at least 18 and have proof of insurance.

You can call the Oneida County Department on Aging at 715-369-6170

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