Contact: Roneeka Pleasant-Brown
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 13, 2018
Urgent need for Meals on Wheels volunteers, including 130 for December 1 special delivery
Macomb Community Action Office of Senior Services is in urgent need of support for its Meals on Wheels (MOW) initiative. Leaders have asked for assistance with its general volunteer program and for a special one-time delivery on Saturday, December 1, 2018 - where 130 individuals are needed.
On this day, the agency will pack and deliver boxes of shelf-stable meals for times when unsafe weather or other emergency circumstances prevent the normal delivery of hot meals to Macomb County seniors. Volunteers are needed to help pack or deliver food boxes between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. at the Macomb County warehouse, located on 44900 Vic Wertz Drive (near Hall Road and Groesbeck Highway). If delivering meals, personal vehicles must be used and individuals should allow approximately two hours for the task. Organizers have asked those interested in volunteering to sign up by November 26.
In addition to the 130 volunteers needed for the special delivery, due to a large decline, MOW is sending out a call for help to Macomb County residents and businesses asking them to consider being a volunteer for the program at large. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday to more than 1,800 seniors throughout Macomb County. Volunteers are needed to ensure that all participants receive their meals and that they are delivered in a timely manner. Delivery routes are available in several areas. Volunteers can deliver as many times a week as they like.
All MOW 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 Macomb Community Action Office of Senior Services at (586) 469-5228 or fill out the registration form online at mca.macombgov.org.
Meals on Wheels is a national program designed for older adults who are home-bound and unable to prepare meals for themselves. Volunteers that deliver for Meals on Wheels help give seniors a nutritious meal and also provide a welfare check to ensure they are safe.
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.
21885 Dunham Road, Suite 10, Clinton Township, MI 48036
General Media Inquires - please contact John Cwikla at 586-463-3523