The Area 4 Senior Meals Program provides a nutritious lunch for seniors every Monday through Friday, but they are in desperate need of one thing, volunteers.
The program's goal is to keep meals affordable for the older generation. In order to serve as many seniors as possible, meals are served to 30 local communities. This means a large number of people are needed to keep things running smoothly.
"We used to have a lot of volunteers. It seemed like everyone retired, and then they were looking for things to do to fill up their time. Now it's like they don't retire as early as they used to," Senior meals area manager, Lisa Streckfuss said.
Being a volunteer is simple. They are just looking for people to come in and help out whenever they can. It could be anything from county money to clearing off tables. "If you came in you know once a month, once a week, whatever time you have to give we'd really appreciate it," Streckfuss said.
Kathrina Lammle volunteers her time during the week. She takes money and marks off the names of the people who called in to reserve a meal.
"I enjoy working with people. It's something that when you get through for the day, you are a little more at ease than when you started the day," Lammle said.
She says she wouldn't mind seeing some local college students come and help out.
"Young kids from the college should volunteer to see what the elderly really are doing," Lammle said.
There are 6 locations in Aberdeen the meal program hits, and they would love to have your help. More information can be found at members.nvc.net/seniorareaiv or call 605-229-4741 to volunteer.