Wintry weather deals big blow to drivers delivering senior meals in Genesee County

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GENESEE COUNTY (WJRT) - (01/24/19) - While we are used to it to a certain extent, driving on icy roads, especially icy dirt roads, is no fun!

Crews are working diligently to clear the roads, while drivers with GCCARD's Senior Nutrition Program are continuing to make important meal deliveries in less than stellar conditions.

A snow removal grader plowed a lengthy stretch of road in Gaines Township where Jacolby Hamlett drives through five days a week to make deliveries.

"I'm not going to say it's perfect but they've definitely made an effort to clean it up, but it's still a little rough especially on dirt roads," Hamlett said.

Hamlett delivers hot and cold meals to 50 seniors or more in Swartz Creek, Gaines, parts of Fenton and Flint.

"I do them everyday, except for the ones on maybe Wednesday or Thursday I go out a little further. I go out to Byron Michigan and those roads are definitely crazy out there," Hamlett said.

Hamlett says he not only drives for himself but for others on the road. Being extra careful is something the seniors appreciate.

"Some of my people they really don't want me out here. That's how much they care about me. But it's alright, I like to give them their meals," Hamlett said.

"I think it's wonderful that they're here. We really appreciate everything they do for my mom," said a Gaines Township resident.

GCCARD could use some extra help, too. The numbers for seniors in the home delivered meal program are rising.

Donations help to keep it going year-round, Monday through Friday, no matter what the forecast is. To learn more, visit this website or call 810-789-3746.

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