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Meal-A-Day needs cooks on Wednesdays and Fridays

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Meal-A-Day cooks Shirley Edington and Mona Giles prepare meals Wednesday while Cecil Luna washes some dishes. Meal-A-Day is in need of volunteers to cook meals on Wednesdays and Fridays. If interested, call Karon Weatherman at 903-885-1661. Staff Photo by Luis NobleThe Meal-A-Day program is in desperate need of volunteers on Fridays and Wednesdays to help prepare meals for program recipients.

 

Karon Weatherman, program and marketing director for the Senior Citizens Center, where the Meal-A-Day program is housed, said that as of Wednesday morning, she needs a few cooks for Fri- day and could use at least one cook Wednesday to help prepare the 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.

“On Friday, as of right now, I am it. I have no help Fridays. I have some help Wednesday, but we have no one to help prepare the meals for the shut-ins who receive meals Fridays,” Weatherman said.

Volunteers do not have to commit to

both 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. No special training is Like us required, just a willingness to help.

“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. It will give you a warm fuzzy feel- ing to know that you have helped them to remain independent and stay in their home a little longer,” said Weatherman. “Please open your hearts and help us help others,” she urges.

Anyone interested in becoming a cook

should contact Weatherman at 903-885- 1661 or 903-945-5090, or stop by the Senior Citizens Center, 150 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive.

MENU CHANGE NOTE: 

Due to the weather this week’s menu for Meal-A-Day has been changed, according to program director Karon Weatherman. The menu for Jan. 17-18 will be as follows:

Thursday — chicken spaghetti, sliced carrots, green salad and garlic toast

Friday — meatloaf, mashed potatoes, Providence vegetables and a roll

 

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