SOUTH BEND — As temperatures soar, local agencies are worried about the elderly. "Meals on Wheels" volunteers checked on seniors and shut-ins during the lunch hour.
George Hawthorne is the director of Real Service's Nutrition and Transportation Department. He and his volunteers are out, ready to serve the city of South Bend. The first stop Wednesday was an apartment building on West Western Avenue.
As the heat and humidity continued to climb during the lunch hour, George said it was hard to remember days like this.
"I've been through hot weather myself as a kid, but nothing like this," said Hawthorne.
The volunteers aren't just feeding a need. During this summer scorcher, they are checking their list to make sure everyone, especially seniors, children and shut-ins are cool and safe.