If you’ve ever called the Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island office, you know Daisy Rodriguez—or, at the very least, her welcoming voice.
As our receptionist, Rodriguez is the first person our volunteers, clients and donors talk to when they contact our office. She is responsible for connecting a client with a concern or a volunteer who cannot contact a client while delivering meals with the right person—ensuring we are able to keep our seniors safe.
Daisy’s contribution to Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island doesn’t end there. She also helps seniors move through the referral process to begin receiving home-delivered meals and facilitates providing Capital City Café clients with their meal vouchers.
Years at Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island: 8
What interested you in working for the agency?
Rodriguez: I was returning to the work force and looking for a job that would be rewarding.
What is the most rewarding part of your work?
Knowing that we help so many people throughout the whole state on a daily basis. When a client or their family member calls to say they are so grateful for our program because it has helped them so much. When a client’s emergency contact calls to say they are so appreciative that someone was there to help their family member when they couldn’t be there.
What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I love spending time with family, reading, and babysitting my grandchildren. When I am able, I love to go to the Blessed Sacrament Church in Providence.