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By Lillian Palmer
Staff Writer 

A hot meal delivers more than food


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Golden Hour Senior Center home-delivered meals volunteer Alphonso (Poncho) Gardea loads dozens of meals into his car for delivery. The center is in need of more volunteers to help deliver meals.


Staff Writer

Every weekday morning, just before 11, 57 year-old volunteer Alphonso Gardea, or Poncho as many know him, makes his way to Golden Hour Senior Center.

He packs up the trunk of his car with a dozen or so freshly-made meals from the center and delivers the hot meals to each recipient on his route.

Thursday is his busiest day of the week, delivering about 20 meals.

"I try to hurry to get every meal delivered hot," Gardea said. "It's hard on long routes like this."

Gardea's familiar knock on the door and friendly hello is something meal recipients look forward...

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