SAN ANTONIO -

A group of San Antonio students and teachers are spending their spring break volunteering for Meals on Wheels, helping to fill a void left by regular volunteers who have left town form spring break. 

Meals on Wheels of San Antonio, a program of Christian Senior Services, prepares and delivers hot meals each weekday to seniors living in Bexar County.

“Volunteers are the backbone of what we do,” said Jerry Arellano, with Christian Senior Servcies. “Meals on Wheels delivers about 3,600 meals per day, and we can't do it without the support of our volunteers.”

This is the fourth year for the Schools Spring to Deliver Meals campaign, in which students and teachers at local schools are encouraged to volunteer their time.

“I don't get much free time, but when I do, I feel that it's good to take advantage of it, and help out others in need,” said Amanda Campa, a student at UTSA.

Groups from both North East Independent School District and UTSA helped wtih Tuesday’s delivery routes.

To learn more about becoming a Meals on Wheels volunteer, click here.