Every weekday, volunteer drivers cover more than 60 routes in our two-county area. Deliveries take place Monday through Friday (except holidays). Volunteers arrive at our sites around 10:30, and meals are ready to go out at 10:45.
A typical route takes about an hour to complete, with some rural routes lasting 75 to 90 minutes. We provide training and mileage reimbursement, and offer complete, stop-by-stop directions—updated daily—in a handy, compact route book.
In addition to delivering nutritious meals, volunteers also provide peace of mind. They are often the only people our clients see during the day. If they observe emergency situations or potential health hazards, they call our office so we can notify family or other emergency contacts. Lives have been saved because of the quick and caring response of MOW volunteers and staff.
Many companies and organizations participate in our Adopt-A-Route Program. They select a route at a site near them, on a preferred day of the week, and agree to cover that route on a regular schedule—weekly, biweekly or monthly. They then solicit staff members to take turns delivering meals on a rotating basis. Participating organizations find it’s a great way to build teamwork and camaraderie, while instilling a sense of pride among their staff through community service.
Click here for a list of sites with volunteer opportunities.