Home bound elderly residents in Britt who depend on hot, healthy, and nutritious meals delivered to their homes during the weekdays may not be getting those meals as consistently as before. That is because of an issue facing the Elderbridge Agency on Aging regarding the number of drivers they currently have. According to Amy Jones with the agency, they are running short of drivers.
The time commitment is minimal according to Jones. She and the agency see this as an opportunity to help people who may not be able to get around or are confined due to health reasons. The rewards, according to the agency, are tremendous. The agency feels that this is a way for people to “pay it forward” by lending a hand to those in the Britt community who can’t necessarily help themselves.
The driving area is not that large according to Jones.
The call for drivers is not just limited to volunteers from the general public. Jones says that this is a great opportunity for local groups to get involved too.
The idea is not only just to help those who may be homebound, but also to help promote local businesses and groups through community involvement. The agency is flexible and can work around your schedule according to Jones.