Meals on Wheels Seeks Volunteers

FAIRFIELD — The Fairfield County Council on Aging (FCCOA) is looking for volunteers to help deliver food on their Meals on Wheels routes in the Winnsboro area and in the county.

“An increase in demand for services means we are now serving more people in the Meals on Wheels program,” said nutrition and volunteer coordinator Brian Garner. “People right here in your community need someone to deliver the meals to them. The commitment isn’t much; it can be as little as an hour once a week.”

Most routes take no more than one hour to complete.

There are opportunities to deliver hot meals in the Winnsboro and Ridgeway areas, and opportunities to deliver frozen meals to the more rural areas of the county. These frozen deliveries are only once a week, Garner points out.

He suggested a group of people in a business or a church or community group can form a driving team and rotate the volunteer delivery opportunity among themselves, meaning that they might only need to give of their time once each month, if a group consisted of at least four people.

“The time is now and the need is great, and so is the opportunity to help people right in your own community,” Garner said. “Please call me at 803-635-3015 and let me match you up with the volunteer opportunities in the Meals on Wheels program.”