SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KCAU) — Meals on Wheels is facing a shortage of drivers and could use your help. They’re also worried about losing volunteers during fall and winter months when folks end to move away from cold weather.
The organization serves 200 residents in Sioux City, and organizers say volunteers deliver so much more than food.
For many homebound seniors, Meals on Wheels provide not only a healthy meal but also a visit with a friendly face.
“That person who visits may be the only person that that elderly person sees in the course of the day. It serves as not only that good meal but it serves as a safety check. It also provides a time for them to visit and to socialize and kind of get a glimpse back into the outside world,” said Chris Kuchta of Connections Area Agency on Aging.
Kuchta says a route usually only requires an hour of time. Volunteers can choose their own schedule.
If you’d like to sign up as a Meals on Wheels driver, click here.