At 91 years of age, Sally no longer drives and has no family living in the area. She suffers from macular degeneration, diabetes and other health problems. But with the support of Keystone Community Services and other helping agencies, the spirited St. Paulite gets by just fine in her tidy home...
Become a Volunteer
Volunteering with Meals on Wheels
Keystone Meals on Wheels volunteers enjoy the satisfaction of knowing they are helping someone remain independent in their own homes. It’s a simple way to make a big difference in the life of a homebound neighbor.
- Drivers drive meals to recipients’ homes and deliver them to the door or wait while a runner takes the meal to the recipient’s door
- Runners accompany drivers and deliver the meal to the recipient’s door.
- Meal packers arrive at the Merriam Park Community Center or West 7th Community Center at 9 a.m. for one hour to pack hot and cold meal items.
- Peer counselors/friendly visitors periodically meet with Meals on Wheels recipients to provide information, referral and companionship.
Drivers and runners
- Drivers must have a car, valid driver’s license and current auto insurance.
- Delivery takes about an hour over the lunch hour, Monday through Friday.
- Drivers and runners arrive at the Merriam Park Community Center or West 7th Community Centert around 11 a.m. to pick up meals for a route of 10 to 12 recipients. Route directions are provided.
- Drivers may go alone, with a spouse or friend, or with a runner.
- Meals on Wheels volunteers may serve weekly or monthly, depending on their availability.
- Orientation and training are provided for all Meals on Wheels volunteers. A background check by Keystone is required.
Call Keystone’s volunteer coordinator at 651-797-7725 or email email@example.com or call the Keystone Senior Program at 651-645-7424.