On September 9, 2015, nearly 200 volunteers attended our annual Summer Social at Woodlawn Beach State Park.

 Volunteers from throughout our footprint enjoyed hot dogs, fruit, chips, drinks, rice krispie treats and even ice cream as we celebrated them and the life-saving work that they do for Meals on Wheels and our clients.

 “I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.  Our volunteers are the lifeblood of this organization,” Tara A. Ellis, President and CEO, Meals on Wheels for WNY, said.  “We would not be able to serve those in need on a daily basis without these 1,500 wonderful, committed volunteers.  Thank you!”

 Lauren Gousy did a great job pulling together the event and nearly a dozen staff stepped up as volunteers to serve our meal delivery and office volunteers.  Thank you everyone for your help in pulling together such a great event!

 The event was sponsored by: Bunzl, Friendly’s, Midstate Bakery Distributors, Pepsi, Sysco, Tarantino Foods, Tops Friendly Markets, Wardynski’s Meats.