New Meals on Wheels program in St. Petersburg needs volunteers

Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger (TBNEH) recently launched a new Meals on Wheels program in St. Petersburg, in partnership with Meals On Wheels of Tampa & Daystar Life Center, called Meals On Wheels St. Petersburg.
 
 
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TAMPA, Fla. - Nov. 18, 2019 - PRLog -- Meals On Wheels St. Petersburg (MOWSP) was developed to serve seniors and 18+ homebound individuals (due to illness, injury or disability) with a hot meal delivered to their home, by a volunteer, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, between 10-2pm. MOWSP is an alternative option for people placed on a waiting list or people who do not qualify for other Meals on Wheels programs due to age.

The program utilizes volunteers to deliver meals to the following St. Petersburg zip codes:  33701, 33705, 33707, 33711, 33712, and 33713.

If you or anyone you know could benefit from this program, please call TBNEH at (813) 344-5837 or submit an application at www.NetworktoEndHunger.org. If eligible, meal delivery service can begin immediately.

"We are hoping to provide a much needed service in St. Petersburg to fill the hunger gap in Pinellas county by offering all of our homebound neighbors, a hot nutritious meal. Our program aims to serve those ineligible for other meal delivery services," said Caitlyn Peacock, Executive Director of TBNEH.

At the core of this Meals on Wheels program is a nutritious and freshly prepared hot meal providing one-third of the recommended dietary allowances delivered to the homes of seniors and homebound individuals in St. Petersburg.  Recipients may experience an increase in overall nutrition, health, and food security, as well as decreased feelings of loneliness and increased feelings of safety from volunteers stopping by.

The meals are prepared and packaged by Meals On Wheels of Tampa's professional kitchen staff on the morning of delivery. The meals are then safely transported to Daystar Life Center in St. Petersburg where TBNEH volunteers pick-up the meals to then go out and deliver.  MOWSP is a complementary, but separate, program to other meal delivery services in the area.

Looking for a unique volunteer opportunity? MOWSP needs volunteers to help deliver meals on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Please complete a volunteer application by visiting http://networktoendhunger.org/mowspvolunteerapp/.

The Network is currently accepting donations at www.networktoendhunger.org to help pay for those recipients that are not able to afford the cost of their meals ($7.75/meal). A donation of just $25 will provide a week of MOWSP deliveries to a senior or homebound individual in need.

Learn more about MOWSP by contacting Caitlyn Peacock, Executive Director, at Caitlyn.Peacock@NetworktoEndHunger.org or join TBNEH at their next community meeting on 12/12/19 at 9:30am at United Way Suncoast in Tampa.

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