Whitehall Township Mayor, Mike Harakal (1984-1992; 2017-present) is no stranger to the Meals on Wheels organization. Both his mother and his mother-in-law received the service before their passing. For Mayor Harakal’s mother-in-law, Julia, receiving her meal was the highlight of her day. “She couldn’t wait for the volunteers to arrive. She would just light up”! Harakal’s mother-in-law loved the time the volunteers would spend at her doorway chatting about the day’s happenings. Harakal reminisces that there were two equally important benefits to Meals on Wheels – the healthy food and the visits from friendly volunteers.
Over the past decade, Whitehall Township has been a dedicated supported of Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley. Their yearly donation not only supports those clients living within their township, but it also aids to the growth of the whole organization.
We thank Mayor Harakal and the Whitehall Township administration for their good work and their unwavering support of those most vulnerable people living in the Lehigh Valley.