Why there’s an increased need for Meals on Wheels volunteers in Broome County

first_imgProgram coordinator Rebecca Morales said since the start of the pandemic, more seniors have applied to receive Meals on Wheels. She said this is because more people are staying home to avoid risk of exposure to the virus. She said she is proud the program has been able to continue uninterrupted through the entirety of the pandemic thus far. For people interested in volunteering, Morales said the only requirement is being able to commit to helping out at least once a week. Because the program disperses meals throughout the county, you can choose a delivery route close to your home. The Broome County Office for Aging’s Meals on Wheels program told 12 News Monday it is in need of more volunteers. While the group is actively looking for volunteers year round, it says the need is heightened right now.center_img “We’ve had a lot of new clients come on, so with that we need more volunteers to help serve the seniors in our community,” Morales said. (WBNG) — One local group is asking for your help so it can continue to help the community.last_img

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