Many local seniors are homebound and struggle to obtain healthy meals. Hundreds have no one to talk with or check on them on a regular basis. When volunteers come to the door with a hot meal Monday through Friday, the food and visit help these seniors stay healthy and independent longer.
Meals-on-Wheels operates three nutrition programs to assist the homebound elderly in Forsyth County: hot meals, groceries and frozen meals.
Who is Eligible?
Homebound Forsyth County residents age 60 and over who are unable to obtain and prepare a nutritious meal for themselves are eligible for this service. There may be a waiting list in certain parts of Forsyth County if the route in that area is full.
For more information, contact the Meals-on-Wheels intake coordinator at 336-724-2040
Here's what recipients say about Meals-on-Wheels:
“It assures me of at least one hot meal each day. Also, I get to see at least one person each day. Thanks so much.”
“If there were no Meals-on-Wheels, I would not have food to eat.
Thank you for the help.”
” I enjoy all of the volunteers who deliver my meals. The Meals-on-Wheels program helps me nutritionally, socially, personally, physically and educationally. God Bless.”
Want to become a Meals-on-Wheels volunteer?
Meals-on-Wheels volunteers deliver a hot meal and a warm smile to homebound seniors. Deliveries generally take about an hour and a half Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Routes are available all over Forsyth County and volunteers can deliver once a week, once a month or as often as their schedules allow.
Current Meals-on-Wheels volunteers needing to make contact with the office should email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or call (336-721-6910) to reach Gretchen Duffey, Meals-on-Wheels Coordinator.