Friday, September 29, 2006

Volunteers for Meals on Wheels Needed

Trinity has been a route supplier for Meals on Wheels since it began at Easton Hospital in 1971. In those days, there were probably 5 or 6 routes, with 8 or 9 meals/ route. Today, we work out of Bethlehem Meals on Wheels – a modern, state of the art facility just off Rte 191 in Bethlehem Twp. – where there are now 3 sets of routes done each day. The MOW three-fold goal is to deliver a hot meal, and a light cold supper to area folks who can no longer cook, need special diets, etc., to help the elderly or disabled remain in their own homes for as long as possible, and perhaps most importantly, to provide a friendly visitor to check on the clients. The delivery team consists of a driver and a “runner” who delivers the meals. There are now 12 Easton routes, with an average of 12 to17 meals/day. At present, when all our volunteers are able to go, we can staff just 7 Routes…leaving the MOW staff to arrange for the others to be covered. Our assigned day is the 4th Monday of each month. We report in at 10:30 AM, pick up our meals, and return the meal transportation containers to Good Shepherd Lutheran Church (the one near the hospital) in Wilson when we have completed our run. (This means you do not have to go back to Bethlehem!) We usually finish, depending on the route, between Noon and 12:30

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