Meals on Wheels announces new volunteer campaign

Written by Chronicle Staff. Posted in Community News & People in the News, Health & Wellness

Published on December 02, 2020 with No Comments

Meals on Wheels has announced a new volunteer campaign “The Gift of Volunteering is Priceless.” Meals on Wheels hopes to acquire new volunteers to deliver meals.

“The pandemic has brought an increase in the number of clients being served in our area,” said Charlie Misovye, volunteer manager. “We are in need of volunteers to help us get meals delivered in the community.”

Meals on Wheels relies on volunteers to deliver over 40 home delivered meal routes in Lake, Porter, Newton, and Jasper counties daily.  Meals on Wheels goes beyond just the meal.  Volunteers are trained to deliver a personal connection and wellness check with every meal. Meals on Wheels has increased safety measures and created a No Touch Delivery System to protect volunteers and clients.

“2020 has reminded us that one of the best and most precious gifts you can give is the gift of your time. Volunteering in your community is a way to turn your compassion into action,” Misovye said.

The first 10 people to complete volunteer training and deliver a route will receive a $20 gift card from Strack & Van Til.

Meals on Wheels will host a volunteer training at its Merrillville office on Tuesday, Dec. 8 at 1:00 p.m. Social distancing and masks will be enforced.

Contact Charlie Misovye at 219-756-3663 or to register. Attendance is limited.

Founded in 1977, Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana delivers 1,300 nutritious meals each day with a wellness check and friendly visit to people in Lake, Porter, Newton, and Jasper counties.


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