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More Snow, More Need

Food and Friends issues second call for help

While an emergency call for volunteers Tuesday meant that none of the 1,400 ill clients served by Food and Friends went hungry despite the poor road conditions in the multi-county area served by the organization, a second bout of inclement weather is prompting another call.

“We find ourselves staring down the barrel of another potentially crippling snowstorm,” Lisa Bandera, the organization’s communication director, said Tuesday via e-mail.

For Thursday, Feb. 11, Food and Friends, which began its mission in 1988 in response to the AIDS crises, but now helps clients suffering from a variety of serious illnesses, is asking for 20 volunteers — particularly those who have four-wheel drive vehicles — to deliver meals. Those volunteers are asked to report to Food and Friends’ headquarters at 219 Riggs Road NE on Thursday between 10 a.m. and noon. Along with meals, volunteers will be supplied with detailed delivery instructions for a shift that should last no more than three hours.

“There is no mistaking the fact that our clients might not eat on Thursday if we do not find enough volunteers to deliver meals,” Bandera warned.

Those who can help are asked to contact . More information is available at foodandfriends.org/winterstorm2010.;

Follow Will O'Bryan on Twitter @wobryan.

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