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County Executive Kerkman Honors “Meals on Wheels” Volunteers

Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman poses for a photo with Kenosha Area Family and Aging Services, Inc. board members and others. Pictured, from left, are board members Troy Mahr, Jim Hanson and Carolynn Friesch; Executive Director Ronald Tatum; Kerkman; board member Jeanne Kessler; Kenosha County Division of Aging, Disability and Behavioral Health Services Director Rebecca Dutter; and Heather Vanoss, the county’s manager of elder and disability services.

Kenosha Area Family and Aging Service Inc.’s monthlong celebration of March for Meals continued Thursday with a visit from County Executive Samantha Kerkman, who presented a proclamation in celebration of the occasion.

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March for Meals is a nationwide celebration of Meals on Wheels and the seniors who rely on the service to remain healthy and independent in their homes.

Volunteer Kyle Kibar and Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman deliver Meals on Wheels to Colette Petroski during a Thursday, celebration of March for Meals Month.

“Kenosha County is pleased to partner with KAFASI to provide nutrition to seniors across our county, and volunteer drivers are the backbone of the Meals on Wheels program,” Kerkman said. “I thank everyone who is involved with providing this vital service in our community.”

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman joins Kenosha Area Family and Aging Services Inc. staff, volunteers and others at a Thursday celebration of March for Meals Month. In the foreground are the lunchtime Meals on Wheels deliveries ready to go out the door with volunteers.

After presenting the proclamation, Kerkman joined with volunteer driver Kyle Kibar as he made some of the deliveries on his weekly lunchtime route on the south side of the city and in Pleasant Prairie.

“I wanted to give back in some way, so I just walked in one day and asked if they were looking for volunteers — and, fortunately, they were,” Kibar said. “So, it just worked out.”

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Kenosha County Executive Samantha Kerkman and Kenosha Area Family and Aging Services, Inc. volunteer Kyle Kibar prepare to deliver Meals on Wheels during a Thursday celebration of March for Meals Month at KAFASI.

More information about volunteering for Meals and Wheels and other KAFASI programs is available at or by calling 262-658-3508



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3 Responses

  1. These selfless individuals do not get the recognition they deserve.
    It makes me want to volunteer as soon as I retire.

    Thank you ALL for your dedication.

  2. I wanted to give a shout out to Frank St Martin. I wish he could have been chosen to be included in this publicity piece. He is a great and selfless volunteer of this program. When they canceled Meals on Wheels due to snow on December 22, 2022 he used his own money to go buy meals for the seniors on his route!

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