Volunteer with VNA Meals on Wheels

Oct 26, 2021 / 20 Heshvan, 5782

VNA Meals on Wheels has a dire need for volunteers to participate in their meal delivery service. Prior to Covid-19, 7.4 million seniors had an income level below the poverty line, with 9.7 million threatened by food instability. Every 1 in 4 seniors live alone, with many having difficulty with everyday activities. Meals on Wheels recipients have stated that the home deliveries have allowed them to live independently while also being able to see friends more often. Each year, Meals on Wheels volunteers deliver 221 million meals to 2.4 million seniors.

Historically, Temple Emanu-El has participated on the Christmas delivery, and last year participated in the Thanksgiving Day deliveries. Any frequency that’s best for you is appreciated from as needed, to monthly or weekly.

To sign up to volunteer, you need to begin by filling out this registration. After filling out the application, it will have you fill out a background check. Then you will return to your registration page and click begin the training. After completing all necessary training, you will be able to choose a route online. There is a VNA Meals on Wheels app to guide you through your route.

To find out about VNA Meals on Wheels current COVID-19 protocols, please go to this link. Please contact Mercedes Agüero at aguerom@vnatexas.org or (214) 689-2557 with any questions regarding registration or drop off. If you want to learn more about volunteer opportunities at Temple Emanu-El, please reach out to Debbie Fuqua at dfuqua@tedallas.org.