United Way Meals on Wheels has launched a campaign called “A Taste of Hope” to ensure no seniors in Jefferson County go hungry this holiday season and recruit volunteers to serve the new clients added to the program. The campaign runs through December 16.
Twenty- four percent of Alabama’s seniors live alone, and many of those are homebound, leaving them isolated and hungry during this season. Last year, Meals on Wheels delivered almost 240,000 meals, and with your help, they hope to increase that number.
United Way’s Meals on Wheels program receives about 100 requests per month from individuals looking to receive services. Donations will not only help fund hot meals and friendly visits but also enable Meals on Wheels to expand its routes to serve the growing population signing up each day.
Meals on Wheels is seeking volunteers to deliver meals among 55 routes in Jefferson County. The shifts last about an hour and take place during lunchtime.
To donate to “A Taste of Hope,” please visit www.mowjeffco.org/hope. If you are interested in volunteering, visit https://uwca.givepulse.com/event/119340-Senior-Meal-Delivery.
Meals on Wheels in the News
- Christmas came early for 100s of homebound seniors in Jefferson County. Volunteer now., Bham Now, December 23, 2019
- It’s only $5. For the price of a latte, you can help feed 1,100 Jefferson County seniors with Meals on Wheels, Bham Now, December 6, 2019
- Meals on Wheels need volunteers for holiday season, CBS 42, November 25, 2019
- 4 places to share the holiday spirit in Birmingham, including Meals on Wheels, Bham Now, November 25, 2019
- Change lives by volunteering with Meals on Wheels in Birmingham – Find out how, Bham Now, November 20, 2019
- Meals on Wheels help senior citizens stay warm, WVTM 13, November 13, 2019
- 5 places to volunteer with the elderly in Birmingham, AL, Bham Now, November 6, 2019
- Answer these 5 questions by Nov. 24. You could WIN prizes including a vacation at ResortQuest!, Bham Now, November 4, 2019