2018 Ivey Unsung Heroes Award

Nov. 13, 2018

A dedicated volunteer for over 21 years, Mike Ryan has been a huge asset to Meals on Wheels. Originally starting out with a single Tuesday delivery route, Mike quickly found he enjoyed it so much and added additional routes. Over time, he also became a driver, driving clients to and from their destination. In his 21 years with Meals on Wheels, Mike has delivered 1,723 meal routes and completed 227 drives! Mike never gives pause to help out, being a route coordinator for 6 years, a board member for 4 years, and now he trains new volunteers on the delivery system.  He has made safety a priority, taking local firefighters on his meal route delivery to help check smoke alarms of clients. Mike is truly invested in the Meals on Wheels mandate and the clients.

It is with great pleasure that we’re able to recognize Mike as the 2018 recipient of the Ivey Unsung Heroes Award. Mike strengthens our community with his dedicated volunteerism.

“Calm and practical when faced with any situation, Mike is always empathetic and respectful, with a unique ability to make every client feel valued and recognized. Our clients love and trust Mike, feeling a strong sense of community and belonging because of him.” - Meals on Wheels London Staff

Congratulations, Mike!

Mike’s grant of $2,000 will be donated to Meals on Wheels London