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Mobile Meals has, for many years, received funding by the First Congregational Church of Hudson's Mission Board. In 2013 the Mission Board approved an effort to start asking church members to volunteer delivering meals to shut-ins in Cuyahoga Falls, Stow and Twinsburg.
In eight months, 18 church members and friends have been delivering meals to approximately 30 families. Each volunteer only needs to deliver meals to shut-in one day a month. Each route time involves from one to two hours. On Jan. 30, the president of Mobile Meals, Lorie Travaglino, and volunteer coordinator, Cheryl Bunch, presided at a meeting at the First Congregational Church of Hudson. They provided an orientation for new volunteers drivers and offered suggestion as to how volunteers should interact with their clients. All volunteers must past a background checks.
Mobile Meals provides meals daily to more than 2,500 persons in five counties, Summit, Portage, Medina, Cuyahoga and Lorain. The persons receiving the meals generally are referred to Mobile Meals by doctors and social agencies and are given an assigned case worker. The meals are prepared and picked-up for delivery in the area at Key Towers on Fishcreek Rd, Stow; Sutliff Apts, 1850 2nd St., Cuyahoga Falls; and the Twinsburg Community Center, 10260 Ravenna Rd, Twinsburg.
First Congregational Church wants to help this mission with Mobile Meals by inviting other churches and civic groups to contact Cheryl Bunch at 330-376-7717. Mobile Meals delivers essential food and provides a visitor on a daily basis.