Volunteer Stories
MIFA Volunteers share their experiences

MIFA volunteers come from all around the city each day to serve our Meals on Wheels senior clients. Hear from new timers and regulars, working and retired, young and old! 

Our vision is uniting the community through service and our volunteers help us make that possible. In this blog series, we will share volunteer stories, experiences, and more. If you have a story that you want to share please email hwalker@mifa.org

Christmas Day Meals: The Greatest Gift with Rev. Marvin Mims

When Rev. Marvin Mims, Sr., pastor of St. Mark Baptist Church, organized a new nonprofit called BOLD (Brothers Offering Leadership Development) Brothers to mentor young African American males in September 2001, his search for service opportunities quickly led him to MIFA. “We heard about the great work MIFA was doing in our city,” he says, “and decided to get involved.” The group started with Saturday morning deliveries. Soon the holidays rolled around, along with a n... Read More

Christmas Day Meals: Fondest Memories for the Reismans

Jan and Marc Reisman started delivering Christmas Day Meals in the early '90s. Randa Rosenblum, a longtime MIFA volunteer, invited them, “and the rest is history!” A holiday tradition at MIFA since 1984, Christmas Day Meals allows volunteers to deliver special holiday meals—along with gifts and some holiday cheer—to senior Meals on Wheels recipients across the community. “It is fun seeing people we know who also volunteer year after year," the Rei... Read More

Be a Helper with Meals on Wheels: Steve Boscarino

Steve Boscarino has been delivering Meals on Wheels for the past six months since his retirement from the Veterans Administration Hospital. After seeing veterans have meals delivered while he was doing homecare as a physical therapist, he wanted to direct his time to volunteering at MIFA. “When I retired, I was looking for somewhere where I could be useful. Somewhere where I could apply myself,” Steve says. “So, I read a little bit more about MIFA and realized there was an ... Read More

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