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90 year old Meals on Wheels volunteer retires

Meals on Wheels 90-year-old volunteer retired today

One of our Meals on Wheels volunteers is De Soto resident Mel Fischer. He’s 90 years old and has delivered meals to homebound seniors for 13 years. Up until 2012, Mel had been driving and delivering these meals by himself. For the past three years Mel and his daughter, Carol Smith, delivered meals together. Today was Mel's final Meals on Wheels trip.

Mel has worn many hats in his life; airport developer for the Federal Aviation Administration for 27 years, architectural engineer for eight years, and has been a volunteer everywhere he has lived. From an auxiliary policeman to planning development committee, to Meals on Wheels volunteer, Mel has shown that he believes in giving back to his community.

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