meal site manager

Pictured left to right are Robert Walley, the new Chef/Mealsite Manager for the Danville Senior Action Center, and his team of volunteers: Priscilla Harrod, Joanne Murray, Elaine Pacholek, and Cathy Baker, Assistant.

The board of directors for the Danville Senior Action Center is pleased to welcome Robert Walley as the new chef/meal site manager.

Walley brings an extensive 50-year background in culinary and hospitality management. He has worked for over 15 years in the institutional cooking industry and the remainder in high-end restaurants, hotels, and private country clubs. He led his own catering business, trained at the Culinary Institute of America, and more importantly, learned from experience.

“Robert is a passionate advocate for well-balanced, nutritious, and deliciously prepared meals,” said Board President Kenneth “Buddy” Mundinger. “He enjoys creating seasonal menus using fresh, local ingredients as often as possible, and especially enjoys making soups and homemade bread.”

Walley will lead their team of volunteers who include Priscilla Herrod, Joanne Murray, Connie Clark, Elaine Pacholek, and their newest volunteer, Cathy Baker.

The Danville Senior Action Center/Mealsite currently serves approximately 4,000 meals a year to residents of the Town of Danville and surrounding areas. Community meals are served every Tuesday and Thursday at noon at the Danville United Methodist Church. They also coordinate home delivered meals with the volunteer assistance of Tim Ide and Ken Linsley.

The Danville Senior Action Center is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, partially funded by the Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging and donations from the local community.

The meal site meals are available to all members in the community. There is a suggested donation of $4 for those over 60 and $5 for those under 60. Please call the Action Center for more information (802) 684-3389.

For information on services provided by the Northeast Kingdom Council on Aging, please call 1-800-642-5119.