Jim Englund is the recipient of this year’s Apple Pie Award for Kittson County. This award is given each year in recognition of a volunteer by the Lutheran Social Service (LSS) Senior Nutrition Program.
Englund was chosen based on his 12 years of volunteering to deliver meals through the Meals on Wheels program.
Del Swanson, vice president of the LSS Project Nutrition Executive Council, which covers seven counties in northwest Minn., presented the certificate to Englund, saying, “He’s been extremely faithful. Not too many centers can keep someone delivering that long.” Englund also received an apple pie with the award.
It takes Englund about an hour every day to deliver meals to about 15-18 residents around Karlstad. He jokes about how he got his start: “I was working at home and Esther Undeberg called. She was short of drivers and asked if I would fill in for a couple days. Now it’s 12 years later.”
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