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CRRC Needs Drivers — and More Clients! — for Meals on Wheels Program

CRRC board member Grant Farris volunteers to deliver Meals on Wheels to Canyon Lake-area seniors.

Want to get out of the house and make new friends?

Volunteer to deliver Meals on Wheels to homebound Canyon Lake seniors.

The Community Resource and Recreation Center of Canyon Lake (CRRC) needs more drivers — and new clients for the program.

Executive Director Jason Derscheid said many of the elderly served by his Canyon Lake charity have died or moved into assisted-living facilities.

Over the last several years, the CRRC has served between 40 to 50 recipients on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and he’d like to see that number go up.

So would Ken Lowery, executive director of Comal County Senior Citizens Foundation in New Braunfels.

He administers the Meals on Wheels program for Comal, Karnes, Wilson and Guadalupe counties, providing 11,000 meals per month to qualified recipients.

Donna Burkett, nutrition manager with the foundation, said 38 clients in the Canyon Lake/Fischer area receive meals from the program.

“We’d love to help more seniors that need meals get them,” she said.

COVID-19 disrupted delivery schedules because drivers were concerned about potentially exposing their clients to the virus, Lowery said.

“It’s an ongoing problem, and we are looking to boost our roster with new volunteers looking to go out and have fun and meet the people that are in need of the service,” he said.

To apply, visit nbsenior.org and click on “Volunteer Form.”

Lowery said the foundation runs background checks on all applicants.

“We don’t want anyone with an arrest record going into grandma’s house,” he said.

Potential volunteers can also stop by the foundation, located at 655 Landa St., New Braunfels, and fill out a form.

Meals on Wheels recipients are not required to show financial statements. Recipients must be 60 or older, disabled and homebound. Disabled adults ages 18 years and older also qualify to receive Meals on Wheels.

For more information about how to apply to receive Meals on Wheels, click here or call 830-629-4547.

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