SAVANNAH — Senior Citizens Inc. recently expanded its Meals on Wheels program to Bryan County.
The Meals on Wheels program delivers hot, meals to the nation’s aging population — the fastest growing segment of the population in America — and provides visits and safety checks that enable seniors to live with independence and dignity.
To help support the program, SCI is seeking volunteer drivers to deliver meals once a week to homebound seniors on the new routes in Bryan County. Route deliveries start at 11 a.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and take about an hour. SCI, which prepares the meals, train volunteer drivers. Volunteers must have their own vehicle.
"One out of every six seniors in the U.S. does not know where their next meal is coming from," SCI President Patti Lyons said. "There are seniors in your neighborhood who don’t have enough to eat, and you can make a huge difference by becoming a Meals on Wheels volunteer."
Meals on Wheels America is the oldest and largest national organization supporting more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger. To sign up or learn more about volunteering, contact Lily McCormick, SCI’s director of volunteers, at 912-236-0363.