Due to precautions surrounding COVID-19, we will not be holding orientations until further notice. Procedures for delivery will change, at this time we ask you to please call Community Engagement for more information at 210.735.5115.
We know our community is concerned about the recent media coverage regarding the coronavirus. Our team at Meals on Wheels San Antonio is monitoring this situation closely through credible sources including the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District, the Texas Department of State Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The risk to our community has been stated as low but we are taking precautions to keep our clients well while we monitor the situation.
As a reminder, we follow health officials recommended steps to protect against coronavirus similarly to how we prevent the spread of other illnesses at Meals on Wheels. Staff, volunteers, visitors and anyone who works with or near our food supplies are trained in frequent hand-washing, covering coughs and sneezes, cleaning and disinfecting areas frequently and staying home when ill. We also utilize Lysol to sanitize all surfaces and keep our meals safe.
While we do not anticipate a disruption in service, our team will prepare extra shelf stable packages to deliver to clients as needed. We have a plan to notify caregivers, volunteers and clients if updates or changes are necessary.
New illnesses can cause concern for those we serve. We can help our clients and our greater community by using daily hygiene actions that protect people from respiratory viruses in general. You can learn more about these habits and get updated information on the coronavirus at https://www.sanantonio.gov/Health/News/alerts/coronavirus
Please click here to support our efforts to deliver meals to our clients: Help now!
Your generous offers of support and interest in delivering meals to our clients during this time of uncertainty is greatly appreciated! We’ve been fortunate to receive requests to help deliver from city offices and a local constable group.
If you are interested in volunteering during this time please contact Casey Parker via email (<-- click here) or call 210.735.5115.
It would be greatly appreciated if you are able to make a donation of any size to support our efforts. You can donate online and via Venmo or Cash App- our user name for both platforms is @mowsatx.
See and feel an immediate impact.
Volunteers deliver much more than a meal; they deliver moments of connection for the seniors you helps us serve and their pets!
Meal delivery is also a great opportunity for kiddos to join in on the fun. The meals you deliver consist of several, separate pieces (meal plate, drink, side items), so there’s lots for little hands to help pack, carry, and deliver to your senior neighbors. Both our staff and seniors love to meet pint-sized volunteers! All Meals on Wheels Delivery and AniMeal Volunteers must attend a New Volunteer Orientation prior to delivery.
Interested? Contact Casey via email (<- click here) or call the Community Engagement team at 210.735.5115
Below are all of the ways you can positively impact the community by volunteering with Meals on Wheels:
Volunteer - General/Meal Delivery Volunteer
The most convenient and impactful way to help our program is by becoming a Meal Delivery Volunteer. This volunteer opportunity is Monday through Friday around the noon and only requires about ONE HOUR of your day to help feed an older or disabled neighbor in your community. Each meal delivery volunteer must participate in a driver orientation program, be physically able to lift a small meal carrier, and provide their own transportation.
Volunteer - Seasonal
Spring Break Delivery
Because a significant portion of our regular volunteers leave town during Spring Break, we always have opportunities for substitute volunteers to participate and donate a hour of time to help deliver more than a meal until our regular volunteers return from their vacation.
Because a significant portion of our regular volunteers leave town during the holiday break, we always have opportunities for substitute volunteers to participate and donate a hour of time to help deliver more than a meal until our regular volunteers return from their vacation.
Volunteers interested in becoming a Friendly Visitor must be able to relate to older adults in a positive and warm manner. Friendly Visitor volunteers are matched with older adults based on personality and interest, so that a bond can easily be developed. Once paired, volunteers are expected to provide friendship and conversation. Click here to learn more about the Friendly Visitor program.
Meals on Wheels Orientations
Where: Meals on Wheels San Antonio, 4306 NW Loop 410, 78229 (on 410 Access Rd. and Babcock, inside the loop)
What: Please be sure to bring your valid Driver's License and Vehicle Insurance when attending your orientation.
Who: It would be greatly appreciated if you could please RSVP to Casey Parker by email or by calling 210.735.5115 ext. 1405.
Please call Community Engagement for upcoming volunteer orientations.
Meals on Wheels San Antonio delivers Monday-Friday, around the noon hour. Minors are welcome, but must be accompanied by an adult while volunteering with us. Delivery routes are available throughout Bexar County. For more information, please call the Community Engagement team at 210.735.5115. We are excited to have you serve with us!
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View the 2020 Holiday Delivery Schedule
A Double Meal Delivery will take place on Thursday, April 9 because we are closed on Friday, April 10 in observance of Good Friday.