Meals on Wheels preparing to brighten the holiday for hundreds in Tampa Bay area

Hillsborough County
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TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) — This year, more than 74 volunteers will be delivering Thanksgiving dinner to around 800 people. Many of the recipients are homebound and have no friends or family. They rely on Meals on Wheels of Tampa.

Last week, MOWTampa began preparing the meals.

The frozen meals consisting of turkey, stuffing and cranberry sauce will be delivered today.

Wednesday, a hot Thanksgiving meal will be delivered. On Thanksgiving, volunteers will take baked goods and flowers to the recipients.

“For so many, this visit will be the only contact they have with anyone until the volunteer shows up to deliver on Monday again. Most of those we serve live alone and have no family or friends, meals on wheels is their family and their connection to this community,” says Lauren Vance who is the Director of Programs & Partners.Learn about volunteering with Meals on Wheels of Tampa. 

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