Meals on Wheels needs drivers
BLACKFOOT — The Bingham County Senior Center "Meals on Wheels" program is looking for volunteer drivers to deliver meals to homebound senior citizens in the area on Mondays and Tuesdays from approximately 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Pam Beus, executive director of the senior center, said she believes that one of the best offerings of the senior center is the meals that are provided at the center and through "Meals on Wheels."
"Volunteer drivers are provided with a vehicle and gas," Beus noted. "All that is donated is time."
Beus said volunteers to help at the center are always needed in every capacity but that meal delivery drivers seem to be particularly rewarding to those who choose to volunteer.
"The drivers who volunteer to deliver for 'Meals on Wheels' say it is one of the most rewarding things they've ever done," she said. "Sometimes the person who delivers the meals is the only person some of these people see all week long; they are so thankful for the meal and to have someone to visit with."
Last year, between meals served at the center and those delivered through the "Meals on Wheels" program, the center provided over 28,000 nutritious meals to people in the community.
Anyone interested in volunteer opportunities or learning more about "Meals on Wheels" and the Blackfoot Senior Center can call 208-785-6171.