Meal delivery volunteers needed | The Enterprise
The Enterprise
Login
SearchHelpSubscriptions

CORONAVIRUS CRISIS

Meal delivery volunteers needed

Posted on February 1, 2021

Local newsTop newsCOVID-19
Nash County Senior Services Coordinator Wendy Perry loads meals into the trunk of her county-owned vehicle at Spring Hope Town Hall last week. Perry is looking for volunteers to help deliver meals to the elderly. Anyone interested in helping out can call 252-459-1367.

Lindell J. Kay | Enterprise

Nash County Senior Services Coordinator Wendy Perry loads meals into the trunk of her county-owned vehicle at Spring Hope Town Hall last week. Perry is looking for volunteers to help deliver meals to the elderly. Anyone interested in helping out can call 252-459-1367.

Paul and Audrey Miller load meals into their car on a rainy day last week at Spring Hope Town Hall. The Millers, married for 56 years, have been volunteering to deliver meals for the Nash County Senior Center since they retired six years ago. Audrey Miller said her mother delivered meals many years ago in Wilson and she pledged to take up the call when she retired. The Millers need help, and the Nash County Senior Center is seeking more volunteers.

Lindell J. Kay | Enterprise

Paul and Audrey Miller load meals into their car on a rainy day last week at Spring Hope Town Hall. The Millers, married for 56 years, have been volunteering to deliver meals for the Nash County Senior Center since they retired six years ago. Audrey Miller said her mother delivered meals many years ago in Wilson and she pledged to take up the call when she retired. The Millers need help, and the Nash County Senior Center is seeking more volunteers.

Nash County Senior Services Coordinator Wendy Perry loads meals into the trunk of her county-owned vehicle at Spring Hope Town Hall last week. Perry is looking for volunteers to help deliver meals to the elderly. Anyone interested in helping out can call 252-459-1367.

Lindell J. Kay | Enterprise

Nash County Senior Services Coordinator Wendy Perry loads meals into the trunk of her county-owned vehicle at Spring Hope Town Hall last week. Perry is looking for volunteers to help deliver meals to the elderly. Anyone interested in helping out can call 252-459-1367.

Paul and Audrey Miller load meals into their car on a rainy day last week at Spring Hope Town Hall. The Millers, married for 56 years, have been volunteering to deliver meals for the Nash County Senior Center since they retired six years ago. Audrey Miller said her mother delivered meals many years ago in Wilson and she pledged to take up the call when she retired. The Millers need help, and the Nash County Senior Center is seeking more volunteers.

Lindell J. Kay | Enterprise

Paul and Audrey Miller load meals into their car on a rainy day last week at Spring Hope Town Hall. The Millers, married for 56 years, have been volunteering to deliver meals for the Nash County Senior Center since they retired six years ago. Audrey Miller said her mother delivered meals many years ago in Wilson and she pledged to take up the call when she retired. The Millers need help, and the Nash County Senior Center is seeking more volunteers.

Paul and Audrey Miller load meals into their car on a rainy day last week at Spring Hope Town Hall. The Millers, married for 56 years, have been volunteering to deliver meals for the Nash County Senior Center since they retired six years ago. Audrey Miller said her mother delivered meals many years ago in Wilson and she pledged to take up the call when she retired. The Millers need help, and the Nash County Senior Center is seeking more volunteers.
Nash County Senior Services Coordinator Wendy Perry loads meals into the trunk of her county-owned vehicle at Spring Hope Town Hall last week. Perry is looking for volunteers to help deliver meals to the elderly. Anyone interested in helping out can call 252-459-1367.

lkay@springhopeenterprise.com | 252-265-8117

SPRING HOPE — Volunteers are needed to help deliver meals to elderly people in southern Nash County during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

“COVID-19 has changed the way we do a lot of things, but one thing that hasn’t changed is the need to serve our older homebound adults,” said Wendy Perry, the county’s director of senior services.

Routes in Spring Hope and Bailey need volunteers immediately.

“We need volunteers,” Perry said. “People don’t have to commit to a route every day. We need volunteers even if it’s only one day a month.”

The Nash County Home-Delivered Meals Program delivers a hot, nutritious lunchtime meal to senior adults on 10 routes with the county limits.

Due to COVID-19 and the increased risk for people with underlying medical conditions, several volunteers have had no choice but to stop delivering, Perry said, leaving few volunteers left. 

Delivering meals takes only 30 minutes to an hour depending on the route. 

Perry — who is delivering meals herself — needs help in Spring Hope, Bailey and West Mount.

For anyone available one day or more Mondays through Fridays within the timeframe of 9:30 to 11 a.m. who has the desire to help someone in need, Perry said this is the opportunity to join a like-minded team. 

Volunteers need to be free of underlying medical conditions such as chronic lung or heart disease, compromised immune systems or similar ailments.

Anyone who’s interested in delivering meals or who has any questions can call Perry at 252-459-1367. 

More Local news

Community Calendar listings are published as a public service of The Enterprise. The submission deadline is 5 p.m. Sunday for each Wednesday’s edition. Email listings to cfriedman@wilsontimes.com with “Community Calendar” in the subject line. 

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Spring Hope sets Wednesday meeting on water issues

From staff reports
| June 20, 2021

SPRING HOPE — The Spring Hope Board of Commissioners will hold a town hall meeting to discuss recent...

Winslow

NC House passes tax relief bill for military retirees

From staff reports
| June 20, 2021

RALEIGH — A bill to eliminate income taxes for military retirement pay has passed the state House. S...

Emergency rent, utility assistance available in Nash County

For The Enterprise
| June 20, 2021

RALEIGH — The N.C. Housing Opportunities and Prevention of Evictions Program has announced a change ...


Local News

Trending recipes

Powered by Nash & Pine