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Wanted: volunteers to help Meals On Wheels in Great Falls

Teresa Loftus, the senior nutrition program manager.
Posted at 5:53 PM, Oct 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-20 19:53:19-04

GREAT FALLS — Meals on Wheels delivers hundreds of meals every week to homebound residents of Cascade County, making it possible for them to remain in their homes. The undertaking is made possible by volunteers and Meals On Wheels needs new volunteers to help cover vacations and illness.

The purpose of the program is to reduce hunger and food insecurity and promote health and well-being. Additionally, drivers provide an informal "welfare check" daily, which can bring peace of mind to the client and their family. The program is intended to provide meals for seniors who who are just returning home from a hospital, are no longer able to cook for themselves, or just can not get to a group meal location.

Volunteers begin at 10-10:30 a.m. and make deliveries along preplanned routes. Anyone who serves needs to have a reliable vehicle.

Meals on Wheels

Due to COVID, Meals On Wheels is still following mask protocols to protect clients, and volunteers must be willing to follow all rules while serving. Additionally, volunteers need to take any symptoms they develop seriously and report them before volunteering for a shift.

If you would like to help, contact Teresa Loftus at tloftus@cascadecountymt.gov, click here, or call 406-454-6993 to sign up for one of the days listed below.

If you would like to help, review the list below and find a day that works for you:

  • November 2 – need 1 person                              
  • November 4 – need 2 people                 
  • November 5 – need 2 person                             
  • November 8 – need 2 people                             
  • November 9 – need 3 people                             
  • November 10 – need 1 person                            
  • November 12 – need 2 people                            
  • November 16 – need 5 people
  • November 18 – need 3 people                           
  • November 19 – need 1 person
  • November 23 – need 2 person                           
  • November 26 – need 1 person                           
  • November 29 – need 1 person                           
  • November 30 – need 4 people                           
  • December 2 – need 3 people                              
  • December 3 – need 2 person                              
  • December 6 – need 1 person                              
  • December 7 – need 2 person                              
  • December 8 – need 1 person                              
  • December 9 – need 3 people
  • December 10 – need  2 people                           
  • December 13 – need 1 person
  • December 14 – need 6 people                            
  • December 15 – need 1 person
  • December 16 – need 3 people                            
  • December 17 – need 2 person                            
  • December 20 – need 1 person                            
  • December 21 – need 2 person                            
  • December 22 – need 3 people                           
  • December 23 – need 7 people                            
  • December 27 – need 3 people                            
  • December 28 – need 4 people                           
  • December 29 – need 2 people                           
  • December 30 – need 5 people

Click here to learn more about Meals On Wheels.