Volunteers make home-delivered meals possible

Date: March 27, 2018 | Category: News

The Rivers Crossing Life Center is seeking help in delivering hot meals to homebound seniors in St. Clair County.
Volunteers are the backbone of Home Delivered Meal programs across the country and throughout the Care Connection for Aging Services district. Not only do the volunteers deliver meals to homebound seniors in their local communities, but they also provide the seniors with companionship and a warm, friendly smile when they arrive at the door.
In many cases, volunteer delivery drivers form friendships with the seniors they serve. Home Delivered Meal drivers offer one solution to relieving a family’s worry about a loved one’s loneliness, eating habits, and inability to cook or drive to the local center.
Timing is flexible for volunteers, but most programs deliver meals before noon on delivery days. Volunteers need reliable transportation, a valid driver’s license and current insurance. Individuals must be able to lift 20- to 30-pound food packs; meals are not delivered on weekends, holidays or during inclement weather. If you, a group or business have a few hours once a month, consider giving that time to your community.
To volunteer at Rivers Crossing Life Center, contact Margie Weaver at the Rivers Crossing Life Center at 417-646-8292. If you are interested in delivering meals in any of our other 12 counties, call us at 1-800-748-7826 and let us know.