Senior center seeks volunteer meal drivers

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Cassville Senior Center is looking for volunteers who are interested in serving the community by delivering meals to homebound seniors.

"This program is so important," said Linda Parker, Cassville Senior Center administrator. "A lot of these seniors are able to stay in their homes longer, but they are not able to cook for themselves. They can be self sufficient if they have a nutritious meal to eat."

The Cassville Senior Center prepares, serves and delivers over 50,000 meals to seniors across southern Barry County each year. Of those meals, around half are delivered to homebound seniors.

Volunteers spend only a few hours of each week delivering meals. Although deliveries are made to homebound seniors five days a week, individuals can volunteer to serve as drivers as few as one day each week.

Meal drivers must provide their own transportation. Mileage is paid at the rate of 45 cents per mile. Drivers are needed to deliver meals in the city limits of Cassville, rural Cassville, Exeter, Washburn and Seligman.

Individuals or businesses interested in volunteering to deliver meals are asked to provide the center with a proof of vehicle insurance and a copy of their driver's license. A standard background check will be required for each volunteer.

For more information about the meals program or to volunteer for a driver position, call the Cassville Senior Center at 847-4510.

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