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Deliver meals to the homebound

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Posted: Sunday, April 3, 2011 8:00 am

If you're looking for a way to help out your community, how about volunteering your time as a driver delivering lunches to seniors and disabled residents in Tempe and south Scottsdale? The Tempe Community Action Agency, a nonprofit serving low-income and working poor people, is in dire need of meal drivers who will commit to volunteering one day a week - Monday through Friday - to deliver meals on a designated route. You need to own your own car, but the agency will reimburse you for mileage.

Volunteers should be friendly and non-judgmental. They must be 18 or older, and have a valid Arizona driver's license and good driving record with no more than three moving violations in the past 39 months and no DUI violations. A background/fingerprint check will be required. Volunteers also must obtain a Maricopa County food handlers card within 30 days, and be able to load meal carriers and food boxes in the vehicle and carry the food boxes into homes. And, just as important, they need to find joy in serving and helping others in the community.

To volunteer, call Kathy Flores at (480) 858-6511.

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