Meals on Wheels delivered around 500 meals on Thanksgiving, and they got some help brining the food to local residents from elected officials. Jim Burton, assistant executive director at Meals on Wheels, said about 45 local elected officials delivered food on Thanksgiving throughout the county.
At Meals’ Nanuet location, State Sen. David Carlucci, Assemblyman Ken Zebrowski, Rockland County Legislators Aney Paul and Ed Day, Clarkstown Town Supervisor Alex Gromack, Clarkstown Councilwomen Stephanie Hausner and Shirley Lasker, Clarkstown Councilman George Hoehmann, Clarkstown Town Justice Rolf Thorsen and Clarkstown Town Judge Scott Ugell all picked up food to deliver locally.
Burton added that Meals on Wheels delivered frozen food for the weekend to residents early on Wednesday so they’d have it in case they were home from their families. However, Burton added he thinks a lot of people who receive Meals on Wheels will be with family this weekend.
“On a typical day we might deliver close to 1,000 meals,” he said. “We were hearing a lot of people were getting picked up by their families to spend the holiday away from their homes.”