“There has been much improvement in my mom’s outlook on life since getting Meals-on-Wheels. She dresses every morning and waits for the person to arrive. There is always some one different that she gets to meet and that seems to make her day.”
Volunteers deliver a hot, nutritious lunch Monday through Friday to homebound seniors citizens. Each meal is 1/3 of the Dietary Reference Intakes.
Meals on Wheels is available to homebound seniors, aged 60 and older, who are residents of the LOA’s service area (Virginia’s Fifth Planning District). The senior must be unable to prepare a nutritious mid-day meal with no one available or willing to prepare the meal for them. Spouses and disabled dependents, regardless of age, MAY also qualify. This helps alleviate caregiver stress and worry.
“It means so much to us that we get nutritional meals daily and someone to check on us each day.”
The Meals on Wheels program serves 600 recipients each day so it relies on a variety of sources to cover the costs of these meals. The program receives funding from federal, state and local governments, the United Way of Roanoke Valley, the Greater Alleghany Fund and the Foundation for the Roanoke Valley. Those funds are supplemented with fund-raising, grants and recipient donations.
“What a joy it is to hear the greetings of the volunteers each morning. Just like starting the day with a beautiful song! They say it so well. We are very thankful for the meals. I’m very satisfied with the food and service.”
The program also relies heavily on the contributions of the community.
If you would like to donate, use the link below or make checks payable to LOA Meals on Wheels and send to P.O. Box 14205, Roanoke, VA, 24038-4205. Donations are tax deductible.
If you, or someone you know, may benefit from Meals-on-Wheels, call (540) 345-0451. Our staff will be able to assess the need for home delivered meals.
“I am so happy to be at home.”
All of our meals are delivered by volunteers. Routes take only 1 to 2 hours per day. LOA offers flexibility: you can volunteer once a week, every other week, once a month or once a year; you choose the route and day(s) you wish to deliver. Directions are provided. Ask about our corporate volunteer program. If you would like to volunteer, call the LOA office in your area. We still have many open routes available!
Please print and mail the following forms:
“I appreciate the wonderful service and the pleasure I receive from seeing the volunteers – they make my day.”