Hundreds of volunteers hit the road, playing the role of Santa Claus many hundreds more area senior citizens in need of some holiday cheer.
This was the first year for Lubbock Meals on Wheels’ Senior Secret Santa Program, which had volunteers with wheels deliver gift packages to many of the non-profit organization's clients around the city, said Mary Gerlach with Lubbock Meals on Wheels.
"Over 750 of our clients turned in a wish list, and our generous community adopted all of them for Christmas," she said. "They received a wish list from each person and brought the gifts back to (Lubbock Meals on Wheels)."
On Wednesday afternoon, volunteers lined up for the special delivery, picking up the gifts and delivering them to those in need.
Lubbock Meals on Wheels is a private, non-profit organization, preparing and delivering hot, nutritious lunches, each weekday, to over 900 people in Lubbock and Wolfforth. The goal, Gerlach said, is to help people remain at home, well fed and independent.
Gerlach said Lubbock Meals on Wheels is always in need of volunteers to help deliver meals to those in need. More information about the organization is available by calling 806-792-7971 or going to www.lubbockmealsonwheels.org.
This article originally appeared on Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: Lubbock Meals on Wheels’ Senior Secret Santa Program serves those in need