Meals on Wheels seeks volunteers to package or deliver meals to University 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 route has between 5 and 9 clients. Volunteers deliver the food to the door of each home on a pre-assigned route and, if invited in, spend a few minutes visiting with the recipient.

Volunteers are urgently needed for the Meals on Wheels Shaker Heights office, which serves University Heights, Shaker Heights and Beachwood. Those who sign up can volunteer just once a week, or as many days as they are available to help.

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.

Volunteers are also needed to serve on the Meals on Wheels Board of Trustees, assist with newsletters, mailings and fundraising.

For more information, contact the Shaker Heights office at 216-991-6376 or

For information about volunteering with Meals on Wheels in Cleveland Heights, contact the Cleveland Heights office at 216-382-5697.

Victoria Bauer

Victoria Bauer is a member of the Shaker Heights Meals on Wheels Board of Trustees.

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