Published on November 28, 2013

Jacksonville cab drivers helped deliver more than 500 Thanksgiving meals to seniors

By Andrew Capasso, First Coast News

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- More than 70 cab drivers in Jacksonville volunteered their time so the city's 500 needy seniors could have a Thanksgiving meal.

Theodore Richardson is one of those cab drivers. He's been volunteering his time everything Thanksgiving for 20 years.

"It makes me feel good inside my heart to help people," he said.

Richardson volunteers in a program with St. Vincent's HealthCare, which works with Aging True to give Meals on Wheels recipients a Thanksgiving dinner.

Thanksgiving morning, the road in from of St. Vincent's Riverside was lined with cabs and drivers ready to help seniors.

"I enjoy it every year," Richardson said.

Seniors on the receiving end, like Evelyn Martin, said they couldn't be happier.

"It helps me a lot," she said. "I'm not able to stand and cook much now, so I'm thankful that's someone is thinking of us."

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