Every weekday, Mobile Meals provides lunch to 400 seniors aged 60+ who are unable to prepare a meal. All of these people live in their own homes and many of them live alone.
Every 3rd Friday at 9:30am, 40 people, mostly First Baptist members, gather at to deliver hot meals to those shut-ins who live in our community. Working in pairs, the process takes 1-2 hours. Each team is provided a route sheet that lists the stops for that day along with driving directions.
Mobile Meals is much more than mashed potatoes and green bean casserole. Along with the hot lunch, we deliver kind words of encouragement, share a story, or just check on things to make sure our friends are safe. In many cases, the meal deliverer is the only face to face contact the client has all day.
First Baptist has a long history of being involved with Mobile Meals and many of our current volunteers have been driving for a long time. From time to time, routes become available and new routes are added. This is one of those times. We are looking for Mobile Meals volunteers.
Who are our current volunteers? We have retirees, college students, stay-at-home moms, people who work from home, people in employment transition, and working people, who slip away from work once a month for a couple of hours. During the summer, teachers and youth deliver meals. Moms and dads bring their children along. And yes, we’ve seen a grandchild or two buckled in the backseat!
If you are considering being a Mobile Meals volunteer, please contact Cynthia Townes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-707-0408 or Anita Philpott at email@example.com. Try it one time and we know you will be richly rewarded. Come on, let’s do lunch!
Cynthia Townes and Anita Philpott are team leaders for Mobile Meals representing First Baptist Church. On November 22 during worship they share information about our partnership.