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Northeast Times | September 21, 2021

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Meals On Wheels: Needs Additional Volunteers

Meals On Wheels: Needs Additional Volunteers


Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County
needs meal-delivery volunteers in all areas of the county. An increase in the number of clients has resulted in the need for additional delivery routes, volunteers, and donations. The greatest need is substitute meal-delivery volunteers who can fill in when regular volunteers are ill or on summer vacation.

We currently need meal-delivery volunteers on 26 routes across the county, especially in the Woodhaven and Handley areas of East Fort Worth, and the Wedgewood and Candleridge areas of Southwest Fort Worth. Meals On Wheels has never experienced a meal-delivery volunteer shortage as great as this. Last year at this time, we only had four routes needing volunteers. To continue immediate service of meal delivery we must have additional volunteers.

Volunteers must attend a one-hour orientation class and agree to deliver meals just one day per week or on a substitute basis, and furnish their own transportation and fuel. A typical meal-delivery route serves 10-14 homebound clients and takes only about an hour.

About Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County:
Meals On Wheels has a 40-year history of serving seniors and other homebound residents of Tarrant County. A volunteer force of over 4,000 people delivers nearly 1 million nutritious meals each year. Senior hunger is growing rapidly and by 2020-just six years away – the need in Tarrant County is expected to grow by 50% to 1.5 million meals per year. Please call David Depuma if you are interested in interviewing a volunteer or staff member at 817-258-6433 or email him at David@mealsonwheels.org.