AmeriCorps Senior RSVP Volunteers Steve Delman and Ava Reinfield have gone above and beyond since the pandemic started, delivering over 109 meals to isolated older adults. These hot meals are delivered twice a week with no physical contact on Tuesdays and Fridays and ensure that recipients get regular deliveries of food and regular check-ins from the RSVP staff who schedule the meals and volunteers who deliver them.
RSVP staff sets up a sign-up twice weekly for volunteers to select which clients need deliveries. Steve and Ava wait and sign up for all remaining clients; generally, always the clients who live in more remote, out of the way areas. Steve says, “When we are in the car spending time together, it doesn’t matter if we make one delivery or six. It’s a way for us to get out of the house and do something that helps.”