How Do You Help Meals on Wheels?


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Meals on Wheels relies on volunteers to fill many different positions, such as preparing food and delivering it to the homes of seniors. They also accept donations through their website.

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How Do You Help Meals on Wheels?
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Meals on Wheels volunteers can prepare foods and pack them for delivery, deliver the meals to seniors' homes and serve food and clean up at group meals. Volunteers can also do administrative and clerical office work, help with fundraising events and do phone outreach to check in on seniors. A personal vehicle may be needed for delivery, though some locations have a van or car available.

One-time donations in amounts ranging between $35 to $700 are also accepted through the Meals on Wheels website. The organization estimates that $35 provides meals to five seniors. It is also possible to join the "Next Meal Club" and make a regular monthly donation of a fixed amount. Online donations require a credit card. The website also has an online store that sells merchandise with the organization's logo, such as water bottles and coffee mugs. Proceeds from these sales go to covering organizational costs. The organization also asks people to advocate for seniors by calling and emailing their representative in Congress and sharing supportive posts on social media.

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