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Volunteers deliver Thanksgiving to seniors

City staffers and community volunteers brightened the Thanksgiving

holiday for homebound seniors. Employees of the Burbank Senior and

Human Services Department Nutrition Program cooked up about 75 meals

that were delivered to seniors by 17 volunteers, said Renee Crawford,

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supervisor of Social Services. Many of the seniors receiving meals no

longer have family to spend the day with, and the volunteers were the

only people they saw Thursday. Among the volunteers delivering the

meals were Boy Scouts from Troop 209. The meals included turkey,

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stuffing, string beans, cranberry sauce, a roll, pumpkin pie and

juice. Making financial donations toward the meals were the

Supporters of Senior Services, a nonprofit organization that supports

programs and services in the city of Burbank; Burbank-based

Schutrum-Piteo Foundation; and St. Finbar’s Thanksgiving Day

Committee. The seniors who received the meals are enrolled in the

city’s Home Delivered Meals program and receive a hot lunch Monday

through Friday.

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