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Volunteers to deliver thousands of Easter meals to seniors

Detroit Area Agency on Aging seeks volunteers Easter Sunday

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DETROIT – Volunteers are expected to deliver about 3,600 Easter holiday meals, according to the Detroit Area Agency on Aging, which said it is seeking help from the community to deliver the food to seniors.

Churches, businesses, fraternities, sororities and DAAA employees have already pledged resources and time to help deliver the meals to homebound seniors Sunday, the organization said.

The DAAA said the meals, which are prepared by Valley Services, will be provided to homebound seniors in Detroit, the Grosse Pointes, Harper Woods, Hamtramck and Highland Park.

"We started the Holiday Meals in Wheels program almost 30 years ago because we wanted to make sure no senior was lonely or hungry on the holiday," said DAAA President and CEO Paul Bridgewater. "We are excited that the employees of Detroit Area Agency on Aging are so committed to giving back and doing good that they did their own fundraisers so there were resources for Easter to deliver the meals. It really does take a village to help keep our seniors safe and healthy."

The Easter meal menu includes turkey ham loaf with pineapple glaze, vegetables, scalloped potatoes, juice, milk, lemon pie and a wheat roll, the DAAA said.

The agency said the following three Detroit distribution sites need delivery volunteers:

  • Greater Emmanuel Church of God in Christ, 19190 Schaefer Hwy.
  • New Light Baptist Church, 5240 W. Chicago
  • Matrix Human Services, 13560 E. McNichols

To volunteer or give a donation, call 313-446-4444 ext. 5605, or visit DetroitSeniorSolution.com.