Meals on Wheels elects Gegorek to board

Published 1:57 pm Wednesday, July 12, 2017

The Meals on Wheels of Rowan board of directors has elected Elia Gegorek to a three-year term on the board.

Gegorek will join 20 other board members who represent Rowan County.

Gegorek said she looks forward to growing the meals program in Rowan County.

“I want to help raise funds and create awareness of Meals on Wheels,” she said. “This program is important to those that are homebound and have no way of getting a nutritious meal during the day. Meals on Wheels provides meals on a sliding scale, making the service more affordable. But most importantly, Meals on Wheels delivers a nutritious meal for our homebound citizens Monday through Friday.”

Gegorek owns Gegorek & Associates Realty. She is a longtime resident of Salisbury and coordinates volunteers to deliver meals from Sacred Heart Catholic Church.

Tom Robinson, board vice president and chairman of board engagement said, “We believe Elia will add value to our team, will be actively engaged, and will contribute to our discussions about moving our mission forward, faster.”

“I experience the joy the participants feel when receiving their meal; their happiness is priceless.” Gegorek said. “I took my children with me to volunteer when they were young. The experience taught them the importance of volunteering and community service. I enjoy delivering with my good friend Martha Shoemaker, and I encourage others to find a partner to volunteer with Meals on Wheels.”

Meals on Wheels of Rowan is a United Way member agency and is supported by foundation grants and donations from individual donors.