On the edge of the Richardson/Dallas line, 72-year-old Larry sits in his small apartment. When you meet Larry, you are immediately struck by his warm and joyful personality. Meals on Wheels volunteer Holly delivers his meal—Dijon turkey breast with cheesy mashed potatoes, broccoli, a dinner roll, an apple and milk.
As you enter Larry’s home, two plaques prominently hang on the wall from his 20 years of service with the Dallas Police Department. One plaque for “Reserved Dallas Officer of the Year,” the other, his retirement plaque with the shiny blue badge he wore every day.
Outside of his civic duties, food and friendship have been a cornerstone to Larry’s life for decades. When he was able, he enjoyed hosting dinner parties for family and friends where he would prepare his signature dish: Tiramisu. These days, his health limits his ability to prepare food. “It’s just too involved for me now.”
Larry recently suffered a stroke, leaving him nearly paralyzed on his right side. He never had children and he doesn’t have family in the area to visit or care for him, so he turned to VNA Meals on Wheels for help. “Meals on Wheels has helped me a lot. I have limited mobility, and no car. They have helped me have regular meals and dependability,” he says.
Your investment in VNA Meals on Wheels allows us to serve the most vulnerable people in our neighborhoods. You help Dallas residents like Larry who once served us all! No one should be hungry and alone—and with caring friends like you looking out for them, seniors in our community don't have to be. Thank you for all you do for others.