Bishop+Patrick-12-2014Earlier today, Bishop Richard Malone and Father Ryszard Biernat delivered meals to some of the area’s homebound through Meals on Wheels for WNY.

At each home, the personable Bishop took time to get to know his homebound neighbors – asking about their families, their health  and their hobbies – before providing a prayer and a personal blessing.  Several clients, including Patrick (pictured above) were exstatic to have such an important guest.  Patrick, who attended seminary earlier in life, was particularly excited to have someone to share a few words with in Latin.

Another client – Frances – was so delighted that she kept clapping and repeating over and over that “we made her day.”

“We’re very fortunate to have the Bishop come out and deliver to our clients.  He states every year how much he enjoys it and it just means the world to those that we are able to visit.  Plus, his support is greatly appreciated as we work to get additional meal delivery volunteers,” Rachel Leidenfrost, Director of Strategic Communications, Meals on Wheels for WNY, said.

Meals on Wheels for WNY serves more than 3,600 homebound seniors and disabled individuals each year in WNY.  This wouldn’t be possible without the help of 1,500 incredible volunteers – 400 of whom are on the streets each day.

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