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Meals on Wheels experiencing 'desperate' need for volunteers

Meals on Wheels Syracuse will provide thousands of meals this summer to elderly and disabled residents.

But heading into the summer season, the organization is experiencing a "desperate" need for volunteers.

Meals on Wheels announced the job of providing for their homebound clients becomes especially difficult during the summer months when regular volunteers are often away.

Meals on Wheels volunteers are often the only person that an elderly homebound client sees all day. During heatwaves, Meals on Wheels volunteers provide even more than meals simply by checking in on clients.

Volunteers are needed from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday, to deliver meals in pairs to the homes of clients.

This is a perfect opportunity for teachers that are off for the summer or for parents of driver's education students who want to share driving time with their teen, Meals on Wheels suggests.

To volunteer or for information about volunteering contact Ray Sanders at 478-5948 ext. 212 or email rsanders@meals.org.

Or click here to go to the Volunteer page of Meals on Wheels' website. meals.org.

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