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Volunteer Meals on Wheels drivers make a difference

Volunteer Meals on Wheels drivers make a difference

Every weekday in Fremont, volunteer drivers support local homebound seniors by delivering meals into their homes.

These volunteers help Great Lakes Community Action Partnership (formerly WSOS Community Action Commission) Meals on Wheels fulfill its mission of ensuring that all area seniors have access to nutrition, regardless of disabilities, illnesses or injuries that prevent some seniors from easily leaving their homes. Moreover, volunteer drivers provide more than nutrition for homebound seniors. Drivers also meet and socialize with the homebound elderly, brightening their day and helping them feel connected to their communities.

Meals on Wheels has an immediate need for additional volunteer drivers who want to help with our mission of bringing care to Sandusky County’s homebound elderly.

Volunteers use their own vehicles to pick up meals at the GLCAP Stricker Family Development Center kitchen on Buchanan, and generally need to be available at least one day a week, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 10:30 a.m. and noon in the Fremont area. Typically there will be 8 to 10 seniors on a driver’s route. Responsibilities and requirements of volunteers include:

  • Volunteering for a 2-3 hour period of time 2-4 times a month
  • Having reliable vehicle to pick up and deliver meals and have a cell phone for route communication
  • Possessing a current Ohio driver’s license
  • Having the ability to read maps, use a GPS and/or a good sense of direction
  • Completing an application and passing a background check
  • Participating in an initial two-hour training

GLCAP Meals on Wheels is also a United Way member agency. Donations to our local United Way of Sandusky County stay in the community and make a difference every single day in the lives of homebound seniors.

For more information, contact GLCAP Nutrition Coordinator Alexis Massie at 419-333-5098 to learn more.

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