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Mon-Fri 8:30-1:00

Lexington, KY 40505

Volunteers

Meals on Wheels of Lexington, Inc.
A Non-Profit Organization Established in October 1969.

Community volunteers

Community volunteers are the backbone of the program. They pack and deliver the meals. Our deliverers provide more than just a meal; they serve as a friend to our clients. Meals are prepared and delivered from two sponsoring churches: Trinity Baptist and Second Presbyterian.

Service consists of three meals a day, a hot meal and a bag of cold foods, delivered Monday through Friday (including holidays) between the hours of 11 am and 1 pm.

Meals on Wheels needs reliable people that want to share a smile and a friendly face with our homebound clients. You can volunteer one or more days a week or a couple of days a month. Ask a family member or friend to share this rewarding experience with you!

Procedures

Clients are asked to be available to receive their meals. If they must be away when delivery is made, but still want their meals, they need to leave a cooler with a lid at the door. The cooler must have ice...

Packers

About 8:30 – 11 a.m. (varies)

Packers help with packaging meals in the two sponsoring churches.

A food handler’s permit from the Lexington Fayette County Health Department is required. You can obtain this online or take on-site training. The cost is $23 and you can be reimbursed by Meals on Wheels. The Permit is good for three years. Visit the Health Department websitefor more information.

Cancellations

If a client wishes to cancel for a day, a temporary period, or permanently, they should call the central office at (859) 276-5391 at least 24 hours before the cancelled meal(s). Cancellations should not be given to the drivers. Clients will be charged any time a meal is delivered to their home. When ready to resume receiving meals, clients should call the office to let us know what date to re-start delivering meals.

Payment

Clients may choose to pay by either supplying their drivers with their checks made out to Meals on Wheels or mail them to the church that prepares the meals. They can pay weekly or monthly. If the check is written by someone other than the client, the client’s name should be on the check so payment can be credited to the right account. We cannot give refunds if one cancels before the first week is complete.

Emergency Food Supply

Sudden illness, bad weather and unexpected transportation problems can potentially restrict a client’s ability to shop for food. If one lives alone, there may not be anyone available to help with shopping during these times. Clients should keep an emergency food shelf stocked with non-perishable items. This will prevent them from having to go hungry.

Drivers and Visitors

About 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. (varies)

Drivers deliver the pre-packaged meals to our clients’homes. Deliveries are usually made by two people, one who drives and the other who delivers to the clients. If you do not drive, you can still help by being a friendly visitor who delivers the meals.

A color copy of your valid driver’s license and car liability insurance card are required and are kept on file with your unit coordinator. You can keep a record of your mileage and claim 14 cents per mile as a charitable contribution on your federal income tax.