TOWNSHEND >> Meals on Wheels is a service designed to help seniors meet their nutritional needs. Caring volunteers are needed who can commit to one or two hours per week or per month. Also needed are volunteers who can be substitute drivers, or on-call for occasional shifts.

Volunteers pick up meals at Valley Cares in Townshend around 11 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Delivering the meals to seniors at home, along with a friendly smile, usually takes 30 minutes to an hour.

Meals on Wheels are provided in partnership with Senior Solutions to qualifying seniors who are having trouble shopping or preparing food due to illness or advancing age. The service provides vital nutrition, and also a safety check for isolated elders.

To volunteer or find out more, call Amanda Hescock at 802-365-7190.