There is a need for meals to be delivered to residents of Bardwell.

“As of Monday, we have seven people that need meals in Bardwell,” Tracy Moore, director of client services said.

In order to serve these residents, Meals-on-Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties needs to add a delivery route to the current seven routes delivered out of Ennis. An eighth route will be added to serve into the Bardwell community.

With the addition of this route, Meals-on-Wheels needs additional volunteers to help get noontime meals delivered.

“We need volunteers for every day of the week,” said Widad Kinard, volunteer coordinator.

Prepared meals are picked up at Helping Hands of Ennis located at 604 N.E. Main, and served Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and the noon hour, with delivery times taking no longer than 45 minutes. Volunteers are provided with detailed directions and instructions, and help when they can, whether it is weekly, a couple of times a month, or simply on an as needed basis.

“For our volunteers who deliver meals, they are not only helping to feed the hungry, they are breaking the isolation that many of these people feel. Without caring volunteers, what we do would not be possible,” Kinard said.

Moore concluded, “with the additional route, we will be able to better serve the homebound in and around the entire area, and allow more people to receive help.”

If you are interested in volunteering, or if you know of someone who could benefit from Meals-on-Wheels services, please call (972) 351-9943, or on the web at Meals-on-Wheels is a community-based nonprofit organization serving the residents of Ellis County for six years.