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Volunteer Cooks Needed On Thursdays For Meal A Day

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Senior Citizens Center Director Karon Weatherman reports the Meal A Day program is again in need of help. Two volunteer cooks are needed on Thursday mornings to replace a pair who will notified Weatherman that they will cease volunteering at Meal A Day at the end of the month.

“That will leave us 2 short on Thursdays. So, If you can give a few hours of your time to help in your community we would really appreciate the help,” Weatherman said.

Cooks typically arrive at 7 a.m. prepare hot, nutritious meals and finish by 11 a.m. after meals are ready and packaged for delivery by additional volunteers at lunch time Monday-Friday to senior adults who are homebound, unable to prepare meals for themselves and have no one to prepare meals for them, are ill, disabled or homebound. Meals are offered at a discounted rate of $2 for seniors who can pay, thanks in part to contributions from businesses, individuals and organizations such as Hopkins County United Way.

In 2019, the Meal A Day program served 41,157 meals to Sulphur Springs and Hopkins County senior adults.

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The Sulphur Springs Senior Citizens Center is a place where Senior Citizens age 50 and over can have a good time with old friends and make some new ones. Meal-A-Day is just one service the center provides. The coffee pot is always on and a smile is on each face. The SCC has a full library with all different kinds of reading books that can be taken, read and returned. Take as many as you like and bring some of your books in to share with others. Click here to find more information for seniors citizens.

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Author: Faith Huffman

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