Meals on Wheels volunteers cook up BBQ for homebound seniors

Hundreds of volunteers come out on Labor Day for good cause

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While you barbecue on this holiday, Meals on Wheels volunteers are cooking up thousands of hot meals at 10 Detroit locations.

Hundreds of volunteers have come out on this Labor Day to labor for a good cause. They are actually packing up vehicles to deliver 4500 meals to homebound seniors.

"We call this the biggest BBQ... chicken, corn and beans," said CEO of Detroit Area Agency on Aging (DAAA) Paul Bridgewater.
"I feel humbled... to help someone else get food on their table," said volunteer Lydia Doty-Faulk.

Among those volunteers are Detroit students in the nonprofit group Young Men in Transition.
"Community service learning... it's a good thing to do in the community," said CEO of Young Men in Transition Sterling Jackson.

Jackson runs the organization that helps to develop young men and women in the criminal justice system and truancy programs. They will go door to door today distributing the prepared meals.
"This is something we do every holiday... It's really inspiring to see youth give of their free time," he said.

Meals on Wheels does not receive federal funding on four holidays; Labor Day being one of them.

The DAAA has raised $20,000.

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