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Reconsider your lunch habits

What do you do for your lunch break? Maybe you go home everyday to make yourself a sandwich and watch television for your hour of peace. Possibly you join some friends and/or co-workers at a local eatery to get away from the daily grind of the office.
Well what about spending that hour once every two weeks or so to put a smile on the face of some lonely senior citizens who can’t make it out of their home to get a meal.
I bet if you really thought about the time you spent during your lunch you would discover that time could be better spent as a volunteer with Meals on Wheels of Johnson and Ellis Counties.
In an article on today’s front page it is being reported the organization that delivers warm meals to local senior citizens is in desperate need for volunteers (six in Ennis). A person would only need to spend about 45 minutes to pick up the meals, along with detailed directions to homes and instructions on what to do when giving the food to the resident, and drive to a few homes delivering the needed meals. That leaves enough time to make a stop at a fast-food restaurant and get back to work before the lunch hour is over. Truly, who can’t make the time a few times a month to make these much-needed deliveries that mean the world to the customers?
If you own a local business, use one day in the month to have your employees all make the deliveries together. If you are one of those who joins friends during your lunch break, convince them to use one day a week to get together and deliver meals.
We hope the need for Meals on Wheels volunteers is met. Otherwise, the consequences could be so great that the organization can no longer make the deliveries in Ennis, leading to some very hungry elders.

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