Meals on Wheels for WNY delivers food, friendship and peace of mind to the homebound elderly and disabled throughout WNY. This wouldn’t be possible without a dedicated network of more than 1,700 incredible volunteers. Meals on Wheels for WNY delivers food, friendship and peace of mind to the homebound elderly and disabled throughout WNY. This wouldn’t be possible without a dedicated network of more than 1,700 incredible volunteers.
As we head into colder weather, Meals on Wheels for WNY has an urgent need for additional volunteers in the Springville, Lancaster and South Buffalo areas.
- The Springville site is located at the 1st Presbyterian Church on North Buffalo Street. Meals arrive at the church at approximately 11:30 am and delivery takes an hour to an hour-and-a-half.
- The Lancaster site is located at the Lancaster Senior Center on Oxford Park. Meals arrive at approximately 11:25 am and delivery takes an hour.
- The South Buffalo site is located at the Tosh Collins Community Center on Cazenovia Street. Meals arrive at approximately 10:45 am and delivery takes an hour.
Volunteers choose the frequency they want to volunteer; different days of the week are available. Most volunteers say that they get more out of delivering than they give!
Volunteers deliver two nutritious meals (a hot lunch and a cold supper) and share a few moments of personal connection with the clients. They also serve as a well-being check, reporting any concerns about the clients’ health or condition back to the office for follow-up by one of our Social Workers or Registered Dietitians.
Meals on Wheels for WNY operates 25 sites throughout Erie County. The program serves more than 3,400 unique clients per year who are homebound, disabled and otherwise unable to safely shop for and prepare meals. The meals are medically appropriate with various diets available: regular (low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium), renal, diabetic, ground and bland. The majority of clients qualify for one of the programs that receives partial government funding, meaning that there is no means testing. Clients are asked for a voluntary contribution but no qualifying individual is turned away due to an inability to contribute toward the cost of meals.
“Our goal is to make sure that nobody has to be hungry or hopeless. Our volunteers are the most dedicated and caring of people. We literally could not serve the hungry throughout WNY without their help. Please consider joining our volunteers in caring for your less fortunate neighbors,” Tara A. Ellis, President and CEO, Meals on Wheels for WNY, said.
To learn more about volunteering or to sign up, contact Ashley Yerdon at 716-822-2002 ext. 21 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit /volunteer