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Man who delivers meals to Ceres, Keyes honored

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A Turlock man who volunteers his time serving meals to the needy in Ceres and Keyes was named those honored as an “Outstanding Senior Citizen of the Year.” 

Each of the five supervisorial districts had an honoree and Jeff Lorenzi was honored in District 2.

Ceres is in District 5 where Newman volunteer RoseLee Hurst was honored.

Lorenzi learned in 2020 that United Samaritans Foundation needed meal delivery drivers because volunteers were lost during the pandemic. The need was great so Lorenzi started preparing meals and soon began driving a delivery meal truck in Ceres and Keyes making 14 stops and serving up to 325 meals each day.

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Program offers college students $10,000 to volunteer in their community

in Community/School

Students at 45 colleges and universities, that include Stanislaus State and UC Merced, will be able to earn $10,000 toward their degrees by volunteering for the new Californians For All College Corps program. 

The first volunteer program of its kind in the country will be available to 6,500 students at a variety of schools, including University of California, California State University and California Community College campuses, as well as a handful of private schools.

The idea behind the initiative is that in exchange for volunteering in their communities at places like schools, food banks and community gardens, students can make a difference and earn money.

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