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Middleton Meals on Wheels Goes Green


MIDDLETON (WKOW) -- Meals on Wheels in Middleton announces Meals-on-2-Wheels, a new "green" delivery program.

According to the Middleton Senior Center, volunteers will now be able to deliver meals to homebound seniors, and get exercise at the same time.  Meals-on-2-wheels is a new bike-based program.  

It's already attracting new volunteers.

Tom Washa, a new Meals-on-2-Wheels volunteer said, "I like to help and I read that they needed volunteers, but when I read that I could ride my bike while volunteering, I knew I was interested!"  

Meals are transported in a lightweight trailer inside thermal coolers that will keep the food warm or cool as necessary in most temperatures.  Middleton Cycle donated a bike that volunteers can use or they can ride their own.

During bad weather, volunteers have the option of driving their car.  They are reimbursed for mileage and insurance.

For questions about Meals-on-2-Wheels and other volunteer opportunities, contact Joy Schmidt at 831-2373.  

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