Got Time To Volunteer? Meals On Wheels Hopes So

Needed: cheery volunteers for meals' delivery

POTTSTOWN PA – Montgomery County Family Services’ Meals On Wheels program needs volunteers to pack and deliver meals to home-bound elderly and disabled individuals in the greater Pottstown area, agency Marketing Director Karen Konnick said Thursday (June 23, 2011).

Each weekday, Meals On Wheels provides two meals – a hot lunch, and a cold supper to refrigerate – to an average of 160 home-bound elderly and disabled individuals in Pottstown, Royersford and the Lower Perkiomen Valley. Volunteers personally deliver more than 81,000 meals a year.

Volunteers meet weekdays at Family Services’ Pottstown office, 1976 E. High St., to pack meals during one of two shifts: from 8–10:15 a.m., or from 10:30 a.m. to noon. Those who deliver meals arrive at the office at 10:30 a.m., and take about 90 minutes to complete their routes. Drivers must have a valid driver’s license, current insurance and their own reliable vehicle.

Most volunteers commit to packing or delivering meals once a week; others volunteer on a substitute basis. Training is provided.

For more information, call Case Manager Ruth Hood at 610-326-1610, Ext. 226, or send her an e-mail, here.

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