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Meals on Wheels in need of volunteers
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Meals on Wheels is in need of volunteers to deliver hot lunches to senior citizens in Gainesville.

Approximately 350 seniors receive the meals each Monday through Friday. For some seniors, this daily visit may be the only social interaction they have during the day.

Routes take approximately one hour.

Volunteers must submit to a background check. The background check fee is $10, and checks should be made out to the Gainesville Police Department.

Volunteer orientation is every Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Community Service Center, 430 Prior St. SE, in Gainesville. To schedule an orientation at another location for a large group, contact Stepheine Hood at 770-503-3338 or

The types of volunteers needed are:

• Delivery — Pick up meals from a designated site and deliver to client homes. Meal routes operate Monday through Friday. Pickup time is from 10:30-11:30 a.m.

• Satellite site drop-off — Pick up meal bags from the Meals on Wheels distribution site and deliver to one of the satellite sites in North Hall, South Hall or Clermont.

• Substitute — Fill in when regular volunteers are unable to deliver on their route.

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