The Meals on Wheels program provides seniors with home deliveries of nutritious, hot and frozen meals. In addition to the meals, homebound seniors also receive an often much-needed visit by a caring volunteer. Over 500 seniors county wide are enrolled in the Meals on Wheels program.
Nutritionists plan the menus. Meals consist of an entrée with vegetables and fruit and are prepared at The Friendship Kitchens in The Woodlands. Volunteers begin picking up hot meals from the centers at 10:30 AM, and then head out on their routes for delivery.
To qualify for the Meals on Wheels program, a person must be 60 years of age or older and live in Montgomery County. The applicants are screened and receive an in-home physical assessment prior to admission to the program.
Many seniors live alone, and for most, the weekly visit from the Meals on Wheels volunteer is almost more important to them than the meal.
Volunteers are always needed to deliver Meals on Wheels.
The Friendship Center is in need of Meals on Wheels volunteers to drive routes and deliver meals to homebound seniors on a regular and substitute basis. We currently have wait lists of homebound seniors in need of meals in many of our communities. By volunteering time to deliver meals, you will allow these wait listed seniors the opportunity to be included in our program.
For information on becoming a volunteer, please call or email Volunteer Services at (936) 756-5828 ext. 103 or firstname.lastname@example.org.