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“We Take Care of the People Who Took Care of Us”

Now coming into his eighth year as a member of the Meals on Wheels Board of Directors, and his second as Chairman, Jim Scammon still has vivid memories of one his first encounters at the agency. “As a new board member, I went on a delivery route with one of the drivers. One of the stops was in an apartment building with just a set of rickety stairs-no elevator. We brought the meal up to the second floor and knocked on the client’s door. She greeted us in her wheelchair. This really stuck in my head, how important this work was. What would this person do without us?”

As Vice President of Granite Group Benefits, one of the state’s most prominent insurance brokers, Jim’s day job involves helping employers large and small pick the best insurance plan for their needs. As a Board member (and current chair) for Meals on Wheels, he works with fellow board members and the leadership team to chart the organization’s direction. “The pandemic has made our mission both complex and difficult. . .we have had to continually evolve to meet the needs of our clients. I couldn’t be prouder of how Meals on Wheels has responded.”

The Meals on Wheels cause runs deep in the Scammon family. He recalled that when talking to his parents after first joining the board, he learned his grandmother had been a driver for Meals on Wheels. “This cause is so important-we are literally helping people in need be able to live safely at home. These are the teachers, police officers, fire fighters, coaches-all people who played a key role in the community.”

“We take care of the people who took care of us.”

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