Drivers Needed to Deliver Easter Meals

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By Fox 8 Photojournalist Roc Woodrum

CLEVELAND -- St. Augustine Hunger Center in Tremont is gearing up for a big weekend.  Every Easter the center provides as many as 9,000 meals to Northeast Ohioans.

The Center has been in operation for 35 years and serves meals three times a day, five days a week.  They serve breakfast and lunch two days a week and are always open on holidays.

This Easter, the center plans on delivering meals to hundreds who are unable to get out.  However, without more drivers to do the deliveries, it won’t happen.

“I need close to 100 drivers to take care of everything,” said Sister Corita of St. Augustine.

For those interested in volunteering, Sister Corita wants you to know that it is not just about the delivery.

“I like the drivers who deliver the meal to those people who are all alone, to maybe sit and talk with them for a little bit, so they are not eating the meal all by themselves,” added Sister Corita.

One group that has signed up to help again this year is the Guardian Angels.

"It's very satisfying, it gives you that feeling that you know that you are helping somebody,” said Ramiro Rodriguez of the Guardian Angels.

Wilbur Hanes has volunteered at St. Augustine since 2005 and finds it very rewarding.

“I love my job, I truly do.  It makes you feel like it's worth it, like you are making a difference,” said Hanes.

“On Sunday we serve as many people as we can, and I'm hoping that as many that need food on Sunday will be here for the food, and those who cannot be here, will let us know so we can deliver a meal to them,” said Sister Corita.

For more information or to access the contact information to become a driver, click here.

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