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Meals on Wheels Orange County Volunteer Spotlight - Richard

Servin’ Up Smiles

Richard has been volunteering for Meals on Wheels Orange County at the H. Louis Lake Senior Center in Garden Grove for the last two years.  He prepares the food in the kitchen that is served to an average of 75 seniors every day, M-F.  However, on Wednesdays when they have live music and dancing, there can be up to 120 people in attendance for lunch!  Many languages are represented at this center including; English, Vietnamese, Korean, and Cantonese.

Richard believes that smiling is common to all and said; “Smiling is a great way to greet people, and if you smile, people smile back.”  Site Manager, Lori Ochoa, is very grateful for Richard’s support and commitment.  “Richard goes above and beyond when helping in the kitchen and goes the extra mile making sure that every participant has been served promptly.  He is known for his friendly demeanor, positive attitude, and great customer service skills.”

For Richard, the secret to his success is simple;  “Start in the morning with a happy heart and you will have a happy heart all day!”

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