And he answered them, "whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise." (Luke 3:11)
919.942.2948 (Meals on Wheels Office); 919.423.1812 (cell)
We nourish the bodies and spirits of the homebound with a balanced meal and the human connection they need to help them live independently.
Meals on Wheels delivered over 41,000 meals in 2015 to 250 people in the community who were unable to prepare meals for themselves. We provide a hot meal at lunch regardless of a person’s ability to pay. We have over 200 dedicated volunteers who work to help those who are aging, infirm or disabled (mentally or physically) in our community. We have managed to create new routes to meet the continuous increase in demand and we have no waiting list for services right now.
We always need drivers to deliver the meals on a substitute as well as a regular basis. We need volunteers to bake home made desserts for our daily delivery. We need someone to help coordinate the donation of fruit cups for our Wednesday deliveries. We will have a benefit in the fall to help raise funds to cover the subsidy we provide our recipients who can’t cover the full cost of a meal. We will need volunteers to help plan and staff that.
We deliver meals Monday through Friday, (even on holidays) and a route usually takes from 11:00 to 12:30 to complete.
Drivers pick up their meals for delivery at Binkley Baptist Church at 1712 Willow Road
Estimated Time Commitment for Volunteers
Time commitment varies from a two hour delivery route on an occasional basis to a weekly commitment.
A person needs to be able to drive and must be comfortable in approaching unfamiliar situations.
|Activities involved in volunteering for this ministry|
|√||Work can be done alone|
|Work can be done at home|
|Work may involve some strenuous activity|
|√||Activity is spiritual in nature|
|√||Activity is social in nature|
|Activity involves children or the youth|
|Activity involves teaching|
|√||Appropriate for singles|
|√||Appropriate for married couples|
|√||Appropriate for family members|