Local nonprofit in desperate need of volunteers


(WETM)- A local nonprofit in the Southern Tier is looking for your help. Meals on Wheels strives to ensure that no senior goes hungry. Volunteers are needed now more than ever.

The majority of the volunteers the organization has right now are men and women who have retired. Now, these men and women are working towards retiring from Meals on Wheels, leaving the organization short-handed when it comes to volunteers.

Peggy Comfort says “The seniors have all been there for a long time and their retiring now so, it’s time to replace some of our folks.”

The nonprofit is looking for people to volunteer as drivers, temp-drivers, kitchen worker, and more. They recently just moved into their newer building on Williams Street in Elmira. In this building, they are able to produce over 700 meals per week, which is why they are in need of volunteers.

“It’s two hours a day, one day a week. You don’t have to do it every day, just one day a week,” says Kay Ackerman.

They welcome anyone to volunteer whether it is one day a week or more. People of all ages are encouraged to come out and volunteer. Alexander Gublo is spending less time playing video games this summer and more time helping his community.

Meals on wheels puts an emphasis on community. Keeping it local. Providing a smile. All to ensure no senior goes hungry!

If you or someone you know wants to become a volunteer for the organization you can call Sharon or Darlene at 607-734-9535!

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