As we age, we tend to be less mobile. Trips to the store become a little more cumbersome. Sometimes, elderly adults end up skipping meals because they just can't get to the store to replenish their supplies. Last year, Mobile Meals Tucson delivered over 100,000 meals to homebound adults living in Pima County. Right now, they're looking for volunteers to help deliver meal trays during the summer.
Mobile Meals Tucson Needs You!
Community service looks great on college applications. It also works wonders on instilling compassion and pride in yourself. If your teenager has a driver's license and has access to an insured vehicle, they can volunteer for Mobile Meals Tucson this summer. Do you have younger children? Why not volunteer yourself and bring them along for the ride. It's never too early to show them the importance of helping others.
Mobile Meals Tucson needs volunteers to deliver eight meal trays just once a week. The total time to deliver takes only 1.5 to two hours per week. Feel free to sign up for more shifts if you'd like. They reimburse for mileage, too. You must provide your own vehicle. Make sure to show proof of insurance. All volunteers must complete a background check as well. Weekday meal deliveries take place between 11 am and 1 pm Monday through Friday. If you're interested in a weekend delivery, there are opportunities available there, too.
Orientation for Volunteers
All Mobile Meals Tucson volunteers must attend orientation. Orientation meetings take place from 2:30 pm to 4 pm in the Nextrio Conference Room at 4803 E 5th St. on the following dates:
- March 28th
- April 9th & 25th
- May 7th & 23rd
- June 4th & 20th
- July 9th & 25th
To attend an orientation meeting, you must RSVP. To do so, either call Stephanie Swift at (520) 620-1600 or email your RSVP request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can't Volunteer? Donate.
I get it. We're all busy people. Between work, school, and extra-curricular activities, time can be a very precious commodity. If you can't fit volunteering into your schedule, you can still help Mobile Meals Tucson carry out their mission each week. Donate money. Through their Adopt-a-Route program, you choose to sponsor one of the 33 routes driven by volunteers. Whether it's for one week, one month or one year, your donation ensures homebound adults get the food and much-needed companionship needed to get through the day. Contact Christine at (520) 622-1600 to find out how to sign up for the Adopt-a-Route program. Or make a one-time or regular monthly donation by visiting the Mobile Meals website here.
Rebecca Schulte, Schulte Real Estate Group, Your Source for Tucson Real Estate