Windsor mayor volunteers for Meals on Wheels

Published 11:53 am Thursday, April 14, 2011

WINDSOR—Windsor Mayor Carita Richardson recently helped deliver meals to residents to kick off March for Meals for Suffolk Meals on Wheels.

Ellen Hurst, left, receives a visit and a meal from Mayor Carita Richardson, who recently volunteered for Meals on Wheels.

The campaign is designed to increase public awareness, recruit volunteers and strengthen funding for the program, said Roseland Lowe Worrell, executive director for Suffolk Meals on Wheels.

Based at Sentara Obici Hospital in Suffolk, the non-profit organization has been delivering meals to senior citizens and the disabled for more than 23 years, Worrell said. In 2010, more than 43,000 meals were served to 189 recipients in Suffolk and the Isle of Wight region.

The organization pays for all of its meals; it gets no financial assistance from city, state or federal government and is not a recipient of United Way funding.

Grants, donations and recipient fees pay for the program, which has a reputation for being a well-managed, Worrell said.

Contributions are tax-deductible. Donations are accepted online at