Meals on Wheels to Offer Flu Shot Clinic Today

Community also invited to Open House/Volunteer Recruitment Fair

Meals on Wheels of Syracuse will hold a Flu Shot Clinic during an Open House and Volunteer Recruitment Fair  from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, at its office located at 300 Burt Street in the Almus Olver Towers.  The entrance to Meals on Wheels is located off of Oakwood Ave, south of Burt Street.

“We wanted to offer flu shots to our volunteers and employees,” said Mason Kaufman, executive director of Meals on Wheels of Syracuse.  “We decided to make this an open house and volunteer recruitment fair, as a public service to the entire community.  A Rite Aid pharmacist will be in our facility to administer the flu shots. There is a fee for the flu shot and insurance plans often cover the cost.”

Kaufman added, “Our staff will be available to answer questions about getting meals or volunteering. We had a great turnout at our last open house, and we hope to attract others who may be interested in volunteering. We have more than 30 delivery routes to fill with volunteers each weekday. Some of our volunteers are snowbirds and will be going to Florida soon. We need to recruit new volunteers to get us through the winter months.”

For more information about the event or Meals on Wheels, call (315) 478-5948 or visit

For information about flu shots, contact Heather Cameron at Rite Aid by calling (315) 469-1701, extension 3.

Meals on Wheels of Syracuse prepares and delivers an average of 740 nutritious meals to seniors in Syracuse each weekday.  Many would go hungry or be unable to remain in their homes without these meals. Meals on Wheels of Syracuse is the fourth oldest Meals on Wheels program in the United States and has been feeding the city’s homebound neighbors since 1959. For more information, visit


— Announcement submitted by Meals on Wheels of Syracuse

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