Finding community in volunteering

Meals on Wheels volunteer Cordelia Henderson

Last summer, Cordelia Henderson felt like something was missing. Living alone during the pandemic, she wasn’t feeling as connected to her community as she would like. Then she saw a post online about a need for Meals on Wheels volunteers and knew what she had to do.

Ask an expert: Why fighting social isolation matters

Erica Burger profile

We spoke with Erica Berger, a licensed therapist with Allina Health, about the issue of social isolation and how it relates to the work of Meals on Wheels. Spoiler alert: When you’re helping the community by volunteering, it’s not just those you are serving who benefit.

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