Volunteers Needed At Meals On Wheels South Florida

Delivering Nutritious Meals and Safety Checks to South Florida's Senior Community for 35 Years
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - July 5, 2019 - PRLog -- Meals on Wheels South Florida announced today that members of the South Florida community are invited to join their volunteer team this summer.

The volunteer team at Meals on Wheels South Florida assists the organization by delivering meals to homebound clients throughout Broward County, providing grocery shopping assistance to seniors who are unable to shop for themselves, serving meals at congregate dining sites and more. Volunteers also spearhead the Meals for Companion Pets Program, which delivers pet food once a month to home-bound seniors who need assistance taking care of their animals.

Meals on Wheels South Florida is part of a national network, Meals on Wheels America, the only national organization and network dedicated solely to ending senior hunger in America. They are the oldest and largest organization composed of and representing local, community-based Senior Nutrition Programs in all 50 states and U.S. territories.

"Volunteers are truly the backbone of our organization," said Mark Adler, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels South Florida. "It is our dedicated volunteer team of individuals that deliver not only thousands of meals a day county-wide, but also the friendly smiles and safety checks that enable seniors to remain independent in their own homes."

Volunteers must be 18 years of age and older, possess a valid driver's license, current insurance, and the ability to pass a background check. Orientations are held at the Meals on Wheels South Florida headquarters twice a week and those interested can sign up directly online through their website. (https://bmow.org/services/volunteer-application/)

For more information, please email volunteer@mowsoflo.org or call 954.731.8770.

About Meals on Wheels South Florida

Meals on Wheels South Florida is a private nonprofit organization providing hunger-relief services since 1984. With the dedication of nearly 400 volunteers, Meals on Wheels South Florida delivers nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable South Florida seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. Meals on Wheels South Florida serves more than 10,000 seniors and 5,000 children an estimated 1.5 million meals each year. Included in their list of programs and services are home meal delivery, community-based dining, meals for companion pets, grocery shopping assistance, nutrition education and emergency meals. For more information, please call 954.731.8770 or visit mowsoflo.org.

Meals on Wheels South Florida is funded through the State of Florida's Department of Elder Affairs, The Jim Moran Foundation and the Aging and Disability Resource Center of Broward County, with funds made available by the Federal Older American's Act, Fair Share Dollars and Private Donations.

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