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Meals on Wheels needs drivers tomorrow

The needs of homebound seniors do not take a snow day.

Meals on Wheels Atlanta has issued a call for drivers who will be able to get out tomorrow. Here is the message:

“Meals On Wheels Atlanta needs winter weather drivers!

Meals On Wheels Atlanta needs volunteers who can safely deliver meals tomorrow! If you have a four-wheel drive vehicle, experience driving in winter weather, or are otherwise comfortable driving in wintery conditions, please come in between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Routes normally take two to three hours, but winter weather makes it less predictable.”

Call 404-351-3889 ext. 225 or see this link for information and  directions.

36 comments Add your comment

Johns Creek Neighbor

January 10th, 2011
3:23 pm

Here’s my solution to Meals on Wheels, they need to deliver more than one meals so that those people and re-heat them in their microwave. Please dont tell me you guys never thought of that!!!!

JG

January 10th, 2011
3:26 pm

@ johns creek neighbor – Why don’t you help “THOSE PEOPLE” out? You know “THOSE PEOPLE” who I don’t associate with.

Ama Tavernier

January 10th, 2011
3:36 pm

You are absolutely right ob both accounts! They have thought of it but the every day delivery differs from some of the meals on wheels providers in that their goal is precisely to deliver FRESH meals daily. The companies that deliver fresh meals deliver only once a day;while the ones delivering lunch and dinner (frozen or canned meals)delivers once a week with meals to last 7 days.Also,there is a strong possibilty the fresh meal providers make more per meal than providers delivering a wk. supply!

Ama Tavernier

January 10th, 2011
3:37 pm

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Michael

January 10th, 2011
3:42 pm

People are always nasty and pushy on blogs. Even on food to seniors no less!

stw

January 10th, 2011
3:46 pm

Johns Creek Neighbor–I delivered meals on wheels in Cobb for years and can tell you to put up or shut up. These meals are delivered daily to ensure there are no problems with our seniors and some would forget that the meals are there if not hand delivered. I’ve seen some refirgerators with weeks of milk, food, etc. that have been “forgotten”and thus spoil, but most importantly—these seniors get a hot meal, which is probably the only hot meal they eat each day. If you would volunteer just once you would be repaid 100X. This is an act of love, not a job….G-d bless those volunteers..

MaxKare

January 10th, 2011
3:51 pm

Johns Creek Neighbor-the meal delivered is simply one part of this program. Many of these people are shut-ins with limited family, etc, so the social aspect of the delivery visit is just as important as the meal.

John Creek

January 10th, 2011
3:51 pm

yep… and remember, JCN, you are only a few years from having your meal delivered. SO be sure you keep your microwave. IT will be the only visitor you get all day.

Kathy

January 10th, 2011
3:54 pm

STW you said it very well. Obviously Johns Creek knows very little about elderly and disabled people.

Thanx, Meals on Wheels!

January 10th, 2011
3:55 pm

You’re right, STW. The seniors need both food AND human contact. A lot of them don’t eat very well and the only thing that helps keep them together are the short visits they get from friendly drivers.

Also in Johns Creek

January 10th, 2011
4:01 pm

If not for JCN’s snippy tone, it would be a good suggestion… why not deliver 2 meals the day before bad weather is expected… just in case it is needed. Of course, I don’t know if they could handle the extra capacity on such days.

Just for full disclosure… my wife would have been delivering meals today, if not for the snow…

Nikki

January 10th, 2011
4:04 pm

Is there any way that those of us who are at home and within walking distance of people could cook up something suitable and go check in on people? I can’t get out in this — our ‘hood is full of ice – but I’m in easy walking distance of several neighborhoods and would take anything I can make at home to people who needed it.

big jon

January 10th, 2011
4:13 pm

People wonder why America is in the mess it is in, we have become so greedy and self centered that we have forgotten The Lords Command to be our brothers keeper. God Bless you all who help with meal on wheels, Jesus said,” whatever you do to help the most vunerable of our population you have done unto me.” God speed to all the drivers and Blessings upon you and your families.

Sean

January 10th, 2011
4:22 pm

Thought this could be something to do.

Gainesville deliverer

January 10th, 2011
4:23 pm

In addition to a hot meal each day, we deliver emergency meals for times like this. We also have volunteers who call shut-ins each day.
I assure you, the ones who deliver get a bigger blessing than those who receive. There by the grace of God go I.
If you have the time, volunteer in your city or county. The need is there. The only thing that matters is that you must love and care for others.

Jennifer Brett

January 10th, 2011
4:41 pm

Please stop yelling at each other. The weather is bad, and this organization that helps the helpless in our community needs assistance. This is not the time for vitriol.

Jennifer

Kate

January 10th, 2011
4:58 pm

These are very elderly and disabled people who not only cannot cook, they often can’t even easily or safely reheat a meal. If not for these meals, they are left eating nothing but things like cheese and crackers and cookies – or not even that.

More importantly this week than ever, there is also the need for someone to look in on them to be sure they are safe and well.

Please volunteer if you can. It’s a lifeline for those who desperately need it.

Ron Stone Mountain

January 10th, 2011
5:14 pm

@Johns Creek Neighbor, I hope at your moment of need, people like you have not contaminated humanity.

RC

January 10th, 2011
5:22 pm

Bet the Johns Creek Neighbor is a DAMN YEANKEE….

Fred

January 10th, 2011
5:29 pm

Thank you for the notice Jennifer. I think maybe you gave the wrong extension. i’m not sure as I haven’t clicked the link but I made the call. I’ll try again tomorrow. I have a 4wheel drive Ram and experience driving in snow. I’ll help.

Fred

January 10th, 2011
5:38 pm

I won’t dispute the info you provided Jennifer, but after several calls and listening to the machines, it would appear that the number to call is 404-351-6194. Of course I saw this after hours so who knows……….. I reckon I’ll know when/if they call me back.

Atlanta Derek

January 10th, 2011
5:55 pm

my mother receives these and they are a real blessing, great help…..so tomorrow I will go out there and help out. They do deliver box meals for emergency meals and they are suitable… lots of folks here are just clueless…..

Lynn

January 10th, 2011
6:01 pm

MaxKare: Thank you for making such an insightful comment. For many seniors, the need for companionship via a visitor does a world of good for those who might not otherwise see anyone else AND it’s a good idea for someone to check up on them daily too. If the people who deliver have it in their hearts to do so EVERYday despite the economy and the cost of gas, I say God Bless them!

kaiser souze

January 10th, 2011
6:07 pm

I live in Fayetteville County. Is there a number I could call locally to help out on the southside?

yoyo

January 10th, 2011
6:14 pm

for almost 2 years i’ve been volunteering to do a meals on wheels route once a month. when i started we delievered hot meals, but about 7 months ago they switched to delivering frozen meals. i agree, daily contact with seniors is important… but at least some meals on wheels organizations do deliver frozen meals (and sometimes they’ll deliver double meals on friday, so the seniors are taken care of on saturday)

Jen

January 10th, 2011
7:02 pm

If it wasn’t for Meals on Wheels my former elderly neighbor would have died. She had fallen in the middle of the night. Meals on Wheels came to the house arond 11:30 am to deliver her meal. They knew she was supposed to be home because the family was very good about letting MOW know when she had a dr. appt., etc. They called for help and when entering the home they found her, bleeding.

If I didn’t have a full time job I would volunteer for them. Its more than delivering a meal but checking on the person as well and spending a few minutes with them.

Fred

January 10th, 2011
7:03 pm

kaiser souze: Check out this link and see if it helps. It’s from the Fayette County Senior services.

http://www.fayss.org/

bee

January 10th, 2011
7:26 pm

Is there a need in Conyers?

William Nelson

January 10th, 2011
7:42 pm

Is there a phone contact /loction in Gwinnett?

Ted Striker

January 10th, 2011
7:47 pm

All ‘Johns Creek Neighbor’ did was make a suggestion for the next few days that could well be the difference between people going hungry or not. Those of you slamming him/her should take a slice of humble pie.

Kat

January 10th, 2011
7:47 pm

It would be great if anyone who needed help – heat, water, food, etc. could contact one agency that could post needs to a list of pre-screened volunteers – we don’t want to let just anyone know that a senior is home alone. When something like this Snowpocalypse happens, people can fall into action.

VGC

January 10th, 2011
7:49 pm

Johns Creek you should be ashamed of yourself. I would walk in any storm too help anyone. Please pray too God ( if you have one) that you never need assistance because you are in for a big shock. Everyone needs help at some point. You are not a nice person.
VGC

sharon

January 10th, 2011
7:56 pm

I wish the meals on wheels coordinator would make contact with the neighbors of the elderly who can always just walk something over to these people. I have 2 on my street an I always tgo check on them an sit an chat for awhile. Run an Errand or anything they need where is the Southern Hospitality?

miss kitty

January 10th, 2011
10:23 pm

Why can’t we all just get along? Hate in any form for any cause is unjust. Everyone needs love & kindness frm Johns Creek to the elderly. Let’s all do better ppl. Get off the blog & go help someone! (Drops mic & logs off)

Fred

January 11th, 2011
11:15 am

Well I reckon they got enough people because no one called or emailed me back………….

Fred

January 12th, 2011
10:24 am

Well they called finally. Seems their voicemail system was a little haywire. Off we go……..