Meals on Wheels
The Meals on Wheels program is a nutrition program for frail elderly persons living in Hall County. Approximately 500 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, the 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
- $20 provides lunch for 1 person for 1 week
- $75 provides lunch for 1 person for 1 month
- $225 provides lunch for 1 person for 1 quarter
- $965 provides lunch for 1 person for 1 year
Making a Donation
Make an online donation with credit/debit cards. Or make check payable to:
Community Council on Aging
430 Prior Street, SE
Gainesville, GA 30501
Up to 3% of your donation may be used to cover operating expenses such as postage, annual financial review, and volunteer recruitment/retention efforts. 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 Incorporated.
Volunteers are needed to deliver meals Monday through Friday. Meal routes take approximately 1 hour or less to deliver. Commitment to delivering meals can be as little as once a month. Open orientation is held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at 2 pm at the Community Service Center.
"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
- Learn more about the March for Meals National Collaborative
- See First Lady Sandra Deal talk about Meals on Wheels