On Thursday Oct. 21, 2021, our Rocky River-Lakewood Kitchen took a break to celebrate the birthday of long-time volunteer Emil Girod.
Also know as "Dr. Dirt," Emil has been volunteering at Meals On Wheels for more than 38 years. We're pretty sure his nickname has nothing to do with his age, but refers instead to his very green thumb!
Emil is an avid organic gardener who brings our kitchen hundreds (perhaps thousands) of pounds of his fresh vegetables every year from Spring through Fall. He brings so much and such variety that we are able to prepare and freeze some of his contributions for use all Winter long. Emil also volunteers his time working in our kitchen every week.
Happy Birthday, Emil, and thank you for all you do!