Volunteers needed for Meals on Wheels program

Program serves hundreds of home-bound seniors daily

DEARBORN – One to two hours of your time could help feed 10-12 Dearborn seniors in need of nutritious meals. The city of Dearborn’s Meals on Wheels program is urgently in need of volunteer
drivers to help deliver food to Dearborn residents enrolled in the program.

The Meals on Wheels program is a Wayne County initiative, facilitated in Dearborn by the Senior Services Department. The program serves hundreds of home-bound seniors daily — many of whom do not otherwise have access to nutritious meals.

The program runs daily, Monday through Friday.

Meals are picked up from the Dearborn Senior Center inside of the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan

Volunteers deliver meals using their own vehicles, and may participate as frequently as they choose, depending on their schedule. Volunteers also may sign up to be “on call,” to step in for another volunteer when necessary.

Each Meals on Wheels route delivers food to 10 to 12 seniors. Delivery is estimated to take around an hour to an hour and a half.
Volunteers must be over the age of 18 and posses a valid driver’s license.

All Meals on Wheels deliveries are made to people living in Dearborn in homes or senior apartments; no deliveries are made outside of the city. Volunteer mileage is reimbursed by the county.

To volunteer, call the Meals on Wheels volunteer coordinator at 313-943-2009.

If you or someone you know is in need of assistance
through the Meals on Wheels program, call 734-727-7357.

Participants must be over the age of 60, living alone and home-bound.