Archive for Thursday, December 6, 2012

Lawrence Meals on Wheels seeking volunteer drivers

December 6, 2012


Lawrence Meals On Wheels is seeking both regular and substitute drivers to deliver meals to home-bound seniors and others with special dietary needs.

Executive director Kim Cullis says the local program delivers meals between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Officials say the routes usually take an hour or less to complete.

Cullis said the organization's traditional Angel Tree is now up in the office at 2121 Kasold Drive. The Angel Tree is a fundraising event that allows people to buy an ornament for the tree for $5, the average amount it costs to provide a daily meal.

The local program currently serves between 120 and 130 people a day, Cullis said. About 90 percent of the clients need financial help to pay for their meals, she said, although no one is denied service because of inability to pay.

Meals on Wheels gets most of its funding through various grants, the United Way and the Douglas County Community Foundation, as well as through private donations.

People interested in donating or volunteering as drivers can contact Lawrence Meals on Wheels at 830-8844.


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