A local newspaper, the Rockland County Times, named Dominican College students who volunteer with Meals on Wheels, the “Volunteers of the Week” in their December 6, 2018 edition. Every Friday, the students deliver meals to the elderly and homebound along a designated route.
In the Rockland County Times article, Meals on Wheels Volunteer Coordinator Dianna Diffley said that Dominican College students have great enthusiasm. “Some have returned after graduation and taken their own route. Connecting the aging population to the youth has proven to be wonderful,“ she said.
Melissa Leigh Grau, Dominican College Director of Community Engagement and Leadership Development, was also quoted in the article. “The human connection is a language of love when we help each other. Students volunteers get a chance to say hello to an elderly homebound person, who may not be able to leave home or have a visit from someone else that day,” she said.
Dominican College students have been delivering nutritious meals for Meals on Wheels for the past five years.