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Cab drivers, other volunteers delivering Meals on Wheels on Thanksgiving

11:58 AM, Nov 22, 2012   |    comments
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Aging True in partnership with St. Vincent's Health Care and Northern Florida Transportation Group, LLC is delivering Thanksgiving dinners to Meals on Wheels clients this Thanksgiving. 

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Meals on Wheels serve over 1,000 meals each day to frail, disabled and isolated elderly in Duval County, according to a news release.  The community partnership is helping to serve 500 holiday meals to Duval County senior residents.

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St. Vincent's Chef Jonathan Smith and his team, along with Aging True staff and volunteers prepared and packaged the meals. Valley Services Inc, donated food delivery meal trays to support this event.  

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Fifty Yellow Cab drivers, from Northern Florida Transportation Group, along with their families are delivering the meals on Thanksgiving Day.  

"We are so grateful for the overwhelming continued support from St. Vincent's and North Florida Transportation Group," said Teresa Barton, Aging True's CEO in the news release.

In an effort to bring awareness to the community Aging True mobilized some area elementary schools classes to serve in the project.  The children created encouraging holiday cards to accompany each meal.  

 
If you are interested in joining the fight against senior hunger in your community visit the Aging True website at www.agingtrue.org or call 904-807-1203 for volunteer opportunities or to provide a donation in support of Aging True's meal mission this holiday season.  

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