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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

More people in Southern Arizona are needing meals delivered to their home. Many of the people around you may not be able to provide food for themselves and that's why Mobile Meals of Tucson says it's looking to add to the help it already provides.

The program gets help from local hospitals who prepare meals for the program, but now they need help delivering these meals.  Meals are prepared according to specific diets on doctors orders.

Clients range from all ages. Many are home bound because of illness or a disability.As we approach summer the program is in dire need of volunteers to deliver these meals.  Many of their volunteers will be going on vacation and demand is growing.

Over the years the program is seeing more demand from Green Valley and Sahuarita.  Organizers tell me its because these areas have a big retiree community.  However, the program is also seeing a growing need in other parts of Southern Arizona.

Jeanne Miller Volunteer Coordinator with Mobile Meals of Tucson says, "The situation is that we need volunteers in Green Valley, in Tucson, to deliver about 260 meals a day and when we don't have that volunteer somebody doesn't get to eat."

Fred White has been receiving meals through the program for years and says it's a tremendous help, "The food is delicious the service is great what more could you ask for."

Mobile Meals of Tucson is looking for 28 new volunteers by June 21st till to deliver meals in the summer. They are looking for volunteers who can commit about two hours a week.

A safe driving record along with security clearance are required. For more information about the program click here.

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