WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — THE Kitchen’s Meals on Wheels program is in dire need of volunteers ahead of resuming its daily delivery program as the nonprofit is nearly 50 volunteers short.
“During COVID-19 we have all experienced the impact isolation can have on a person. It affects the emotional and mental well-being of the elderly and disabled who are homebound in our community. The extended period of isolation can be as detrimental as the virus itself,” said Jackie Hamm, CEO.
Meals on Wheels has been delivering all seven meals to clients and their pets once a week and calling clients to perform wellness checks.
“Our clients speak volumes to us, they touch your heart so just give it a try, you can try one time,” Director of Special Programs and Volunteer Coordinator Lisa Williams said. “If you don’t like it you wouldn’t have to come back, but it’s something that touches the heart.”
Meals on wheels has added about 34% to its clients since February. They currently serve more than 800 clients.
Williams said many volunteers are elderly and are trying to extra stay safe right now, that’s why there is a shortage of volunteers.
The daily delivery program returns October 5, but 49 more volunteers are needed for delivery.
If you are interested in being a Meals on Wheels volunteer, the application can be found in the left corner of the Volunteer page. You can email it or request an application by email at email@example.com.