WHAT IS MEALS ON WHEELS?

Vision: An America in which all seniors live nourished lives with independence and dignity.

Meals on Wheels America is the oldest and largest national organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based senior nutrition programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior hunger and isolation. This network exists in virtually every community in America and, along with more than two million volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable America’s seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. By providing funding, leadership, research, education and advocacy support, Meals on Wheels America empowers its local member programs to strengthen their communities, one senior at a time.

At GPC we serve 20-30 meals per week to senior adults in our Temple community. We serve weekly on Tuesday and Thursdays of each week.  MOW is always in need of volunteers in the following areas:
  • Volunteer/Substitute Cooks - to cook meals for the elderly, handicapped, and infirm person in Temple.  There is a time commitment of approximately 2 hours once or twice a month (your choice) from 10 am - 12 pm on Tuesday and/or Thursday of each week.
    • Requirements for being a cook include:
      • Understanding of and compassion for clientele being served
      • Dependability
  • Volunteer/Substitute Drivers - to deliver meals to the elderly, handicapped, and infirm persons in Temple. There is a time commitment of 45 min to 1 hour once or twice a week (your choice) on Tuesday and/or Thursday of each week. 
    • Requirements for being a driver include: 
      • Valid driver's license
      • Insured Auto
      • Ability to read map and locate addresses (or use app on cell phone)
      • Understanding of compassion for clientele being served
      • Dependability
      • Must maintain confidentiality of clients served
  • Volunteer Bread or Dessert Baker - to bake for the elderly, handicapped, and infirm person in Temple.  There is a time commitment of you baking in your own kitchen once a month.
    • Requirements for being a bread or dessert baker:
      • Understanding of and compassion for clientele being served
      • Dependability

If you would be interested in volunteering in one of these areas, please email the church office or give us a call.  What a great way to make a difference in someone's life!