Volunteer Information

March Volunteer Spotlight 

Since 1974, Neighborhood Meals on Wheels has relied on our wonderful caring volunteers to deliver meals to homebound patrons in the greater King of Prussia area. In 2019, 50 individual volunteers delivered  4,102 meals to recuperating, elderly, or handicapped individuals in our community.

This month we would like to spotlight one of our long time volunteers Joan Banas. Joan has been a Neighborhood Meals on Wheels for twelve years and is known for the extra care and time she spends with our patrons. Because of her thoughtful and kind nature, Joan makes both our new and long term patrons feel at home with our service.

Joan is a substitute and volunteers two times most weeks. She and her husband Michael have lived in Upper Merion for more than forty years. She can remember living along 202 when it was a two lane road. Joan loves volunteering, and when she isn’t doing that, she is active in her church and the Upper Merion Senior Center

Neighborhood Meals on Wheels is always in need of new volunteers either on a temporary or permanent basis. For more information, call our office at 610.265.7051

In 2019 we served over 4,000 meals to Township residents.  It takes a great number of volunteers to see that all our meals are delivered each day.

Our 'home' is the Valley Forge Presbyterian Church.  Each weekday we utilize two volunteers who meet at the church and travel to Norristown State Hospital to pack the meals.  These volunteers leave the church between 9:00 and 9:15 each weekday morning and return with all of the meals between 10:30 and 10:45 A.M.

Eight more volunteers gather at the church at 10:45 A.M.  Once the meals arrive from Norristown State Hospital, teams of two leave the church with meals packed to deliver to four different routes in the Township.  Delivery can take anywhere from forty-five minutes to a little more than an hour.

We have volunteers that deliver meals weekly, monthly and on a substitute basis.  If you would like to help, we would be happy to have you join us to see if this is a volunteer opportunity you would enjoy on a regular basis.

Please call the Meals on Wheels office to set up a mutually agreed upon date to pack or deliver meals (610.265.7051).
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