Meals on Wheels, Hillsborough County

Helping in Hillsborough

Dynamic Duo of Sonnie and Tad get the job done

“We’re fulfilling a need,” is how Tad Fish, a volunteer driver out of the Meals on Wheels Hillsborough Center, describes his work in delivering meals across the area. Working alongside of his wife, Sonnie, Tad embraces the role of volunteer and calls it “one of the most rewarding things I’ve ever done.”

“Sometimes people just need a little boost,” he says. “Aside from the meals we bring, those conversations we have with clients can mean a lot.”

Tad and Sonnie, both retired ministers (they worked in different churches), relocated to the area from New Mexico. Originally from New England, they wanted to move back East to be closer to family in their retirement. Sonnie loves volunteering at MOWs and shares “the social contact we have with our clients is so important for them,” she says. “Sometimes we can be an extra set of eyes when checking in on someone.”

They joined Meals on Wheels this past spring and found a great group of staff and volunteers. The Center serves about 300 seniors a week, primarily in the towns of Antrim, Deering, Francistown, Henniker, and Hillsborough. “We’re very much looking forward to getting to know our clients better,” Tad says. “We enjoy hearing their stories and learning about their families.”

First meeting when both were in Divinity School, Sonnie, 68 and Tad 71 have now been married almost 30 years and will celebrate that milestone later this year. Sonnie shares that working with her husband is “fun and we enjoy time the together and meeting the clients.”