FeedMore in Dire Need of Volunteer Meals on Wheels Delivery Drivers
Courtest of FeedMore
LOUISA (WRIC) - FeedMore's Meals on Wheels currently has an immediate and mission critical need for volunteer drivers in Louisa County.
"Volunteer drivers are the backbone of our Meals on Wheels program," Director of Senior Feeding Programs Mary Penet said in a statement. "If we don't get additional volunteers soon, we may have to eliminate routes, meaning current clients could be at risk of not receiving the daily nutritious meal they have come to rely on."
FeedMore currently operates five Meals on Wheels routes in Louisa County and serves 29 clients each day. For December, they only have 60 percent of the routes covered.
"This shortage of volunteers will not only impact our current clients, but those homebound neighbors in need that contact us for services going forward may be faced with the reality of being wait listed," Penet added.
Individuals or groups of adults ages 21 and up can fill the driver role, and drivers must have a valid driver's license and automobile insurance. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday and deliveries typically take up to two hours. A twice-monthly commitment is typical for FeedMore's volunteer delivery drivers.
For more information, please visit FeedMore.org or call (804) 521-2500.