volunteers needed, Pottstown Meals on Wheels

Posted by on December 1, 2008

Pottstown Meals on Wheels needs volunteers

The Meals on Wheels program of Family Services of Montgomery County is in need of volunteers to pack and deliver meals to homebound elderly and disabled individuals in the greater Pottstown area.

Each weekday, Meals on Wheels packing volunteers meet at Family Services’ Pottstown Office, located at 1976 East High Street.  There are two shifts to pack meals:  8 – 10:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – noon.  Most volunteers commit to packing meals once a week, while others volunteer on a substitute basis.

Volunteers who deliver meals gather at Family Services’ Pottstown Office at 10:30 a.m.  Delivery routes take approximately one hour to complete.  The program is also in need of volunteers who can deliver meals on an “as needed” or substitute basis.

Training is provided.  For more information, please call Ruth Hood, Meals on Wheels caseworker, at 610-326-1610, ext. 226 or email her at rhood@fsmontco.org.

Each weekday, Family Services’ Meals on Wheels program provides two meals, a hot lunch and a cold supper to refrigerate, to more than 180 homebound elderly and disabled individuals in Pottstown, Royersford and the Lower Perkiomen Valley.  Community volunteers personally deliver over 81,000 meals a year, bringing nourishment, friendship and a watchful eye to those most in need.  For more information on Meals on Wheels or to volunteer, please call 610-326-1610.

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