Meals on Wheels seeks volunteers to package and deliver meals to Heights residents

Meals on Wheels, a program that delivers fresh meals to seniors and those with disabilities, seeks volunteers to package and deliver meals.

Volunteers assist program staff by filling containers with hot and cold food, and then placing the containers in a heater or cooler for delivery. Each Heights-area route has from five to nine clients. Volunteers deliver the food to the door of each home on a preassigned route and, if invited in, spend a few minutes visiting with the recipient.

Volunteers are urgently needed for the Heights area, and those who sign up can serve once a week or as many days as they are able to contribute. Without adequate volunteers, this five-day-a-week program may have to be scaled back.

A volunteer can either pack meals, deliver meals, or both. Each day requires about a two-hour commitment, from about 10 a.m. to noon.

For more information, contact Hazel Haffner at 216-382-5697.


Bob Vitolan

Bob Vitolan is president of Heights Emergency Food Center, an organization that serves many senior residents.

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