Oct 18, 2023
Volunteers processed 1,000 Blizzard Boxes for distribution to Meals on Wheels consumers.
In front, left to right: Sherry Wallace and Judy Schmoke.
In back, left to right: Shannon Irwin, Lora Vaow, Clairisse Davis, and Becky Coleman.
CURWENSVILLE, PA. – Employees of CNB Bank in Clearfield recently volunteered to label and sort Blizzard Boxes at the Mature Resources Area Agency on Aging’s (MRAAA) Meals on Wheels site in Curwensville. All told, the volunteers processed 1,000 Blizzard Boxes for distribution to Meals on Wheels consumers.
A combination of nonperishable foods, every Blizzard Box contains the nutritional equivalent of three full meals, which meet standards set by the Older Americans Act. They are packaged and delivered at the onset of winter. Consumers are encouraged to store the meals in a safe place to use as a backup for stormy winter days when the Meals on Wheels staff may be unable to deliver a hot meal. On days meal delivery is interrupted due to weather, consumers will receive a phone call and be instructed to use their Blizzard Box that day. The call also serves as a welfare check in place of seeing their delivery driver.
MRAAA seeks community support each year for the Blizzard Box program, and is still accepting donations from area businesses and members of the community. Donations can be sent, at any time, to MRAAA at 600 Cooper Road, Curwensville, PA 16833 or made online at https://www.mraaa.life/donate