An event held by the Cayuga County Office for the Aging at the Owasco Fire Department Pavilion Thursday recognized volunteers involved in the Meals on Wheels program.
The aging office’s volunteer coordinator, Kim Dungey, described how 60 volunteers make time for residents in need of the program.
Volunteers drive in any kind of weather and do more than just deliver food, but talk to the residents, check on them, and if they haven’t seen them, contact the office of the aging so the contact person can be reached.
There have also been times when a driver has to call 911 when they arrive and a resident is in need of help.
Dungey explained that some days the drivers face is the only face a resident sees in a day.
Exceptional volunteers were recognized at the event for going above and beyond the services they provide.