Contact: Roneeka Pleasant-Brown
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 09, 2019
Macomb Community Action seeking new volunteers for Meals on Wheels program
The Macomb Community Action Office of Senior Services is sending a call for action out to Macomb County residents and businesses asking them to consider becoming a volunteer for the Meals on Wheels program.
The call for action is motivated by gaps within the program’s delivery routes created by the departure of “snowbird volunteers.” It is the goal of the Office of Senior Services to fill these gaps as soon as possible. Macomb County has the largest Meals on Wheel program in the state of Michigan.
Meals are delivered Monday through Friday to over 1,800 seniors. Meals on Wheels is a national program designed for older adults who are homebound and unable to prepare meals for themselves. Volunteers that deliver for Meals on Wheels give seniors a nutritious meal and also provide a welfare check to ensure they are safe. Volunteers can deliver as many times a week as they like. Delivery routes are available in several areas.
All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age or be accompanied by a parent or authorized adult. All volunteers will be required to pass a background check. If planning to help deliver meals, please plan to use your own vehicle and to be on the road for an estimated two hours. Delivery drivers must have a valid driver’s license and proof of current insurance.
To volunteer, contact the Macomb Community Action Office of Senior Services at (586) 469-5228 or fill out the registration form online at mca.macombgov.org.
About Macomb Community Action
Macomb Community Action is one of the state’s largest Community Action Agencies and exists to leverage federal and state resources to address local causes and symptoms of poverty. The agency is uniquely attached to Macomb County government and collaborates with several partner organizations to provide programs that create sustainable pathways to independence, which now includes financial empowerment. The mission of Macomb Community Action is: Persistent action to diminish poverty and promote independence.
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