The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Adult Resource & Education Center (REC)
Serving ages 50 years & older
347 West Salisbury Street PO Box 1852 Asheboro, NC 27203 336-625-3389
Serving Up Smiles!
Delivering meals is a simple and rewarding way to help seniors and people with disabilities in need of hot meals and a daily visit from a friendly face, and you can do it over lunch! All you need to do is sign up, and you’ll be connected with your local senior center to get started.
When you volunteer to deliver Home Delivered meals, you’re doing your part to guarantee meals are delivered to the more than 400 seniors across Randolph County. You can volunteer to deliver meals once a week, once a month, with a friend, with a group or on your own – whatever works best for you!
Delivering meals is also a great social activity – you can do it with a friend or a group and you’ll get to know your neighbors who also deliver. And you’ll leave knowing the eight to 10 people on your route received the nourishment and personal connection they need.
Sign up today to deliver meals and know you’ll make an immediate impact on the lives of local seniors!
If you have questions, see the list of frequently asked questions below, click on 'Contact Us' to complete a volunteer interest request,
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Delivering Nutrition and Independence
Looking for a volunteer opportunity that makes a big difference in the lives of your neighbors? Look no further than volunteering with our Home Delivered Meals Program. Deliver meals over the lunch hour and know you are doing your part to bring nutritious food and a social connection to your neighbors.
Frequently Asked Questions for Individual Volunteers
How do I sign up to volunteer for Meals on Wheels?
Complete the online volunteer form (Click on the 'Contact Us" button above) or call us at (336) 625-3389 and we will get you oriented and started volunteering.
How does a typical volunteer delivery shift work?
Volunteers drive to their local senior center, pick up 8-10 meals stored in easy-to-carry thermal packs, and deliver them to residences using a route designed by the program. You will receive detailed driving and delivery directions – no preparation is necessary. Once your route is finished, you will return the supplies to the program site.
How long does it take to deliver meals?
Delivery routes are designed to take no longer than one hour. For most people, it’s easy to deliver meals during the lunch hour.
When are meals delivered?
Meals are generally delivered between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Can I volunteer with a friend or with a group?
Yes! Delivering meals is a great social activity that you can do with a friend or a larger group. It’s also common for church, social or workplace groups to organize delivery teams. Contact us to learn more about how to start a Workplace Delivery Team.
Will another volunteer come with me on my route?
Even if you are volunteering alone, you can request to be paired with another volunteer for your route. If you’re a new volunteer, it can be helpful to go with someone who has delivered before.
Is there a meal delivery site (senior center) near where I live or work?
Meals are delivered from our senior centers. We have senior centers located in Archdale, Asheboro, Liberty and Randleman.
What happens during each delivery?
Volunteers bring the meal to each recipient’s door. Part of the fun of delivering is visiting with recipients but it is important to keep visits brief enough for you to complete your route on time. Delivering meals also serves as a daily wellness check for seniors. If you find that your recipient might not be their usual self or is in need of assistance, you can contact your local senior center director.
Are there opportunities besides delivering meals?
While finding volunteers to fill delivery routes is our biggest need, there are other ways to get involved. Click here to learn more about other ways you can volunteer with our organization.