As people age, they may experience a decline in mobility or health, making it more difficult for them to do some things themselves. Some are fortunate to have friends/family nearby to help them out, but many are on their own.
This month I’m spotlighting Meals on Wheels as my cause of the month pick. Meals on Wheels (MOW) is a national organization that supports 5,000+ senior nutrition programs across the country, helping to address hunger and isolation.
Despite being a national organization, MOW primarily operates on a local level and relies on the support of its 2+ million volunteers to stop by for a friendly visit to deliver nutritious meals to seniors in nearly every U.S. community.
So how can you get involved? On a national-level, you can make a monetary donation, to go toward the funding of meals. And if you want to make the rounds and deliver some meals yourself, you can find your local MOW program to find out specifics, such as delivery dates/times.
I’ve been wanting to volunteer for a MOW delivery shift and am hoping to do so soon! My company has a group of people that go a couple times each month, and it seems like a great way to give back in the local community.