APRIL 29, 2015 | 6:00AM|
Since its inception in 2011, the Joy Bus, a local nonprofit organization, has distributed more than 1,600 meals to Valley cancer patients. However, even with 12 rotating volunteers, there still are not enough people to deliver all the requested meals.
“It has been a difficult three and a half years,” writes founder Jennifer Caraway in an e-mail. “I am unsure how other nonprofits do it, but there seems to be a lot of begging involved.”
Carraway says the organization is always looking for donations for everything from food products and containers to kitchen space and funding. The organization also is looking for more volunteer drivers to help deliver meals.