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Meals On Wheels FAQs

We recruit volunteers to deliver meals to our clients over the lunch hour Monday through Friday. Two volunteers are scheduled to deliver each route. One volunteer drives using their own car and the other takes the meals to recipients’ doors. Volunteers can deliver routes without a partner if they prefer. Routes go out mid-day and are available throughout Monroe County.
A Meals On Wheels route takes about an hour and will typically involve delivering six to ten meals. You can volunteer weekly, monthly, or seasonally...whatever suits your schedule!
Delivering meals involves driving to the meal drop site, picking up 6-10 meals and delivering them to as many residences. Turn-by-turn directions are provided. It takes about an hour and our drop sites are at local senior centers, churches, and town halls. Volunteers deliver meals with a friendly “Hello” and a quick check of a patient’s safety and well-being.
We need volunteers Monday through Friday. Our delivery window is from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Routes take about an hour to deliver.
Yes! Meals On Wheels has an Adopt-A-Route program, which is especially ideal for a group who would like to share a weekly lunchtime commitment by adopting a route. Many local businesses, community agencies, and church groups are involved. With a team of 10 or more members, each individual is scheduled to deliver about once a month or less frequently, depending on how large the group is. Your route would be on the same day and at the same time each week.
Please complete the online application, or call our Volunteer Services office at (585) 274-4385 and we can send you an application.
The process takes about 4-6 weeks. Once the application is received at the Volunteer Services office, we will review it and complete reference and background checks. After the training/orientation class is completed you will then be scheduled to begin volunteering!

Meals On Wheels Service Area

One county service area map