The Meals on Wheels program is a nutrition program for frail elderly persons living in Hall County.
Approximately 350 seniors receive hot lunches delivered by friendly volunteers each Monday through Friday. For some seniors, this daily visit may be the only social interaction they have during the day.
Volunteers are also able to make referrals to staff when they notice that clients may have other social services needs. When a senior begins receiving meals, staff ensures that they have working smoke detectors and a numbered mailbox.
The Meals on Wheels program is nationally accredited through the Meals on Wheels Association of America.
How Your Donations Make A Difference
|$17||Provides lunch for 1 person for 1 week|
|$68||Provides lunch for 1 person for 1 month|
|$200||Provides lunch for 1 person for 1 quarter|
|$800||Provides lunch for 1 person for 1 year|
Making A Donation
Make check payable to:Community Council On Aging
430 Prior Street, SE
Gainesville, Georgia 30501
The Meals on Wheels program receives private donations from individuals and businesses; local funding from the City of Gainesville and Hall County Government, and state and federal funding through Legacy Link Inc.
For more information regarding the Meals on Wheels program, call 770-503-3330.
Volunteers are needed to deliver meals Monday through Friday. Meal routes take approximately 1 hour or less to deliver. Commitment to deliver meals can be as little as once a month. Open orientation is held every Wednesday at 2:00 PM at the Community Service Center. To volunteer, contact Stepheine Hood at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 770-503-3330.
"So many of our clients are at home alone all day. I am a friendly face that brings a meal and checks in on them. I like to think I am making a difference in their life in some way - just like they are in mine."
-Meals on Wheels volunteer
See First Lady Sandra Deal talk about Meals on Wheels