United Way: Become a Meals on Wheels volunteer today

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Meals on Wheels is seeking volunteers, photo courtesy of United Way of Central Alabama

The numbers are staggering.

One in six seniors struggles with hunger in Alabama.

700 daily home deliveries

To meet that need, Meals on Wheels of Jefferson County serves more than 171,500 meals a year. That’s 700 daily home deliveries throughout the county.

Delivering daily hundreds of meals to people’s homes is not an easy task.

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Meals on Wheels is seeking volunteers, photo courtesy of United Way of Central Alabama

Meals On Wheels’ success is dependent upon a volunteer network of those who drive a route and deliver hundreds of meals daily to homebound seniors in Jefferson county. They need your help.

Volunteers are needed to deliver hot noontime meals to homebound seniors in various areas of Jefferson County. Meals are delivered between 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. You may choose to volunteer for a specific route, or one can be assigned to you. Using your own vehicle, you’ll deliver meals on a regular, recurring basis as many days per week or month as fit your schedule.

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Photo courtesy of United Way of Central Alabama
Groups are welcome

You also don’t have to just volunteer as an individual. Groups are welcome. It can be a civic club, a church project or a group of neighbors and friends pulling together to deliver meals to give back to the community.

Mayor-Elect’s Week of Service leading to his Inauguration – calling for Meals On Wheels volunteers

On Sunday November 26th, 2:00pm, Mayor -elect Randall Woodfin and United Way of Central Alabama will be making an appeal for Meals on Wheels volunteers starting at United Way of Central Alabama at 3600 8th Avenue South and traveling to the Norwood Community to deliver a Sunday meal to a Meals on Wheels client.

Join Meals on Wheels

Join United Way this Sunday or if can’t make the event, contact Meals on Wheels at volunteer@uwca.org or 205-592-0413  and become a volunteer today.

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Pat Byington
Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.
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