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Meals on Wheels volunteer Sandy Sondheim, left, gets a hug from Patricia Gray-Jackson on Tuesday morning following the delivery of a meal that will provide food for Jackson’s mother. Sondheim delivered 10 meals Tuesday on a route through Beverly Hills.
Volunteers offer a human touch

For Patricia Gray-Jackson, the weekday visit from Meals on Wheels is like seeing family.

The meal is for her bed-bound mother; the hug from driver Sandy Sondheim is for her.

“Sometimes Sandy comes in and sings to my mother — ‘Oh, you must’ve been a beautiful baby.’ Sometimes he brings flowers because he knows I’m here caring for my mom,” she said. 

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