Community volunteers are the backbone of the program. They pack and deliver the meals. Our deliverers provide more than just a meal; they serve as a friend to our clients. Meals are prepared and delivered from two sponsoring churches: Trinity Baptist and Second Presbyterian.
Service consists of three meals a day, a hot meal and a bag of cold foods, delivered Monday through Friday (including holidays) between the hours of 11 am and 1 pm.
Meals on Wheels needs reliable people that want to share a smile and a friendly face with our homebound clients. You can volunteer one or more days a week or a couple of days a month. Ask a family member or friend to share this rewarding experience with you!
Packers: About 8:30 – 11 a.m. (varies)
Packers help with packaging meals in the two sponsoring churches.
A food handler’s permit from the Lexington Fayette County Health Department is required. You can obtain this online or take on-site training. The cost is $23 and you can be reimbursed by Meals on Wheels. The Permit is good for three years. Visit the Health Department websitefor more information.
Drivers and Visitors: About 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (varies)
Drivers deliver the pre-packaged meals to our clients’homes. Deliveries are usually made by two people, one who drives and the other who delivers to the clients. If you do not drive, you can still help by being a friendly visitor who delivers the meals.
A color copy of your valid driver’s license and car liability insurance card are required and are kept on file with your unit coordinator. You can keep a record of your mileage and claim 14 cents per mile as a charitable contribution on your federal income tax.