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Meals On Wheels Faces Volunteer Shortage

As businesses close down and individuals limit their exposure, many social service agencies are facing twin challenges of greater need and fewer volunteers.  

Lifecare Alliance president and CEO Chuck Gehring says the Meals on Wheels program expanded dramatically as 40 regional dining centers  were closed as part of the state order shutting down restaurants.  Meals on Wheels relies largely on volunteers to deliver 5-thousand meals a day in a five-county area. Gehring says there are some areas of particular need.  

"Most notably Reynoldsburg, Gahanna, the Morse Road Corridor - which is from I-71 out to Sunbury Road or so - and Grove City are hotspots right now.  We can use you anywhere, trust me; but those are some hotspots where we do need some volunteers and we appreciate the help".   

New volunteers go through a background check and a day training, but Gehring says deliveries typically take only an hour.  More information is available on the Lifecare Alliance website or Facebook page. 

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