Neighborly Meals on Wheels Pinellas County urgently needs volunteers to deliver hot, nutritious meals to seniors.
CLEARWATER – As the new normal emerges, hunger among Pinellas County seniors remains an issue. Neighborly Meals on Wheels Pinellas County urgently needs volunteers to deliver hot, nutritious meals to seniors.
“Each spring, Neighborly experiences a loss of a significant number of volunteers as snowbirds depart,” Hilary Douglass, CVA, community engagement manager, said.
Meals on Wheels volunteers typically choose one weekday per week and deliver to approximately 10 clients from one of 10 locations in the county. Within two hours, they have improved senior nutrition and reduced social isolation.
“It’s what makes these volunteers truly neighborly,” said Douglass.
Thanks to additional funding, over 1,000 seniors came off the waiting list in 2020; Neighborly now serves 2,500 clients in the county every day.
To learn more or to apply to volunteer, visit neighborly.org.