Volunteers Sought for Senior Nutrition Site in Cameron Park

by Placerville Newswire / Jan 13, 2017 / comments

Volunteer Training is January 18, 2017.

The El Dorado County Senior Nutrition Program plans to soon re-open its Senior Nutrition meal site in Cameron Park and is now looking for volunteers.  Training for potential volunteers will be held on January 18, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. at the Cameron Park Community Center, in the Social Room, located at 2502 Country Club Drive, Cameron Park. Volunteers are needed in various roles, such as helping in the kitchen, serving meals in the dining room and signing in seniors.

The Senior Nutrition Program provides nutritious lunchtime meals for people age 60 and older for a suggested donation of $3 per meal. Currently, the nutrition program provides meals for seniors at seven congregate meal sites throughout the County, including in Placerville, El Dorado Hills and South Lake Tahoe.

The County plans to re-open its senior nutrition site at the Cameron Park Community Center within the next 30 to 60 days, according to Michelle Hunter, program manager with El Dorado County Senior Services. The site was temporarily discontinued in November 2016 due to a shortage of volunteers.

“We truly believe in this program and are very excited about the opportunity to again offer this service to our seniors in Cameron Park,” said Hunter. “We greatly appreciate our partnership with the Cameron Park Community Services District in this effort.”

For more information about the Senior Nutrition Program, or for a current list of meal sites, please visit www.edcgov.us/hhsa.  Individuals with questions may also call (530) 621-6160.  Senior Nutrition is a program of the El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency.