Food insecurity is a growing problem in many communities, especially for those who are homebound and unable to access nutritious meals. Home Delivery can make a significant difference in the lives of these individuals, promoting nutrition security and providing much-needed support. But to run such a program, volunteers are essential.
In this post, we’ll explore the benefits of volunteering with our home delivery program that serves homebound neighbors and how you can get involved.
The Importance of Nutrition Security:
Nutrition security is a critical aspect of a healthy lifestyle. Without access to nutritious meals, individuals are at risk of developing a range of health problems. For homebound neighbors, who may be unable to leave their homes due to illness, disability, or other reasons, access to healthy food is even more critical. Our home delivery program volunteers can provide these individuals with regular access to nutritious meals, helping to ensure they maintain good health and wellbeing.
Volunteering with Home Delivery:
Volunteering with the home delivery program is a meaningful way to make a difference in your community. By delivering meals to homebound neighbors, you can help promote nutrition security and improve the lives of those who may be struggling. Additionally, volunteering provides an opportunity to connect with others and give back in a tangible way.
If you’re interested in volunteering with our home delivery program, you can get started by downloading the 412 Food Rescue app. After a brief in app background check, you will be able to claim home deliveries! Our dispatch team is available for any support you may need along the way. There are several opportunities to get involved weekly typically on Tuesday and Thursday with occasional once a month partnerships that occur too.
Some areas we are currently serving and in need of volunteer assistance:
- East End
- South Side
- White Oak
The Home Delivery program is a valuable resource for homebound neighbors and an essential component of promoting nutrition security. By volunteering with such a program, you can help make a positive impact in your community and improve the lives of those who may be struggling. Whether you have a few hours a week or several days, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved and make a difference. Please consider volunteering with our Home Delivery program today and start delivering hope to those who need it most!