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Volunteers needed for Meal-A-Day cooks

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The Meal-A-Day program is looking for a few volunteers to help cook the meals which are delivered to local shut- ins.

 

The program is staffed by volunteers who prepare balanced, nutritious lunches

that are delivered to senior citizens who are unable to prepare meals for themselves and have no one to do so for them.

Currently, the program needs volunteers to help cook Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

“If you are looking for a place to make a difference in your community, Meal-A-Day is the place for you. You could make a difference in the lives of seniors, but they will end up making a difference in yours,” said Karon Weatherman, pro- gram and marketing director for the Senior Citizens Center, where the Meal-A-Day program is housed. “It will give you a warm fuzzy feeling to know that you have helped them to remain independent and stay in their home a little longer.”

Volunteers do not have to commit to all three days, just one day a week. Cooks generally start preparing meals at 7 a.m. daily so they are ready to package up by 10 a.m. so that volunteer delivery

drivers can get them to the shut- ins’ homes in time for lunch.

“You will not be the head cook,” Weatherman promises. “We just need some help getting things prepared and packaged up for delivery.”

Anyone interested in becoming a cook should contact Weatherman at 903-885-1661 or 903-945- 5090, or stop by the Senior Citi- zens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

 

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