Weekend Meals on Wheels

About

Going to the grocery store and cooking dinner are probably part of your normal routine.  What would you do if you were physically unable to shop or cook for yourself? 

Would your friends or family be able to assist you every day?  If not, would you have the financial means to have meals prepared for you?  Many of our clients find themselves facing these same challenges.

The mission of Weekend Meals on Wheels is to ensure provision of nutritious meals and social contact to senior and disabled persons on weekends and other days not covered by the weekday Home Delivered Meals program in New Hanover County, North Carolina.

In 1990, volunteers realized that some of the clients they served during the week were going hungry on weekends, holidays, and other days that the New Hanover County Home Delivered Meals Program did not operate.  These individuals, local churches, restaurants, and the New Hanover County Department of Aging banded together to meet the need and developed Weekend Meals on Wheels.  It was one of the first programs of its kind in North Carolina. 

Our program began with volunteers making and delivering sandwiches.  Since then, Weekend Meals on Wheels volunteers and contributors have prepared and delivered more than 200,000 meals.

In 1991, Meals on Wheels Council, Inc. was formed to administer Weekend Meals on Wheels.  This board oversees the program and works to ensure that it will continue far into the future. 

Weekend Meals on Wheels is very fortunate to have a paid Program Coordinator. This highly organized and experienced individual spends many hours every week coordinating with meal providers, drivers, and clients.  The paid Program Coordinator keeps our otherwise volunteer effort, running smoothly.

Ready to volunteer?  Want to find out more?  Contact us.
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