The moment you knock on that door, look someone in the eyes and deliver a warm meal, you make a connection. It might be a quick hello or it could be a whole conversation, but the impact lasts a lifetime. Not just for the senior receiving the meal, but for the volunteer too.
More than 2 million dedicated volunteers make up the backbone of Meals on Wheels, a national, community-based network committed to seniors’ health, safety and well-being. Together, this network delivers 1 million meals to seniors in need each day. They also provide important safety checks – and make meaningful connections with seniors in their communities.
Simply by dedicating their time to serving seniors in need, volunteers can make an incredible difference. With 9 million seniors already facing the threat of hunger and the senior population projected to double by 2050, Meals on Wheels has a pressing need to recruit new volunteers. The new campaign, “America, Let’s Do Lunch”, invites Americans to “donate their lunch break” to deliver meals to seniors in need. Visit AmericaLetsDoLunch.org to sign up to volunteer with Meals on Wheels in your local community.