Rusty Goodlive spent 27 years saving homes and lives as a firefighter.  Now he volunteers to deliver Home Delivered Meals to the homebound in Eureka every Wednesday.  Explaining what motivates him, he said, “Need doesn’t get any more basic than food.”

Rusty identified a second need – “Some people really enjoy the human contact.  I try to make my visits as valuable as possible by calling clients by name, looking them in the eye, and wishing them well.”

The Humboldt Senior Resource Center is working to reduce its Home Delivered Meals waiting list.  Routes are being realigned and created, new people are being enrolled, and new deliveries are expected to begin in the new year.  This means that Rusty’s route is about to get bigger.  “Let’s do it,” he said.  “I’m ready.”