Meals On Wheels Seeks Volunteers

Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches is looking for volunteers to help deliver meals to homebound seniors.

The West Palm Beach-based nonprofit delivers freshly made meals to seniors living in central and northern Palm Beach County five days a week and is in need of volunteers as it continues to expand.

“Our volunteers are the wheels beneath our meals,” Volunteer Coordinator Stefanie Raifman said. “We depend on them to help us bring meals and a little companionship to the more than 225 seniors we serve.”

Meals on Wheels President and CEO Pamela Calzadilla said the organization anticipates the number of clients it serves growing as a result of the recent opening of a new kitchen.

“We now have the capacity to provide additional fresh meals, and we’ll need community-minded volunteers to help deliver them to our seniors,” she explained.

The need for volunteers is also growing as a result of an increasing number of aging seniors becoming homebound.

To volunteer, you must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license and pass a background check. You must also be available to deliver meals at least one day a week between 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. and attend a volunteer orientation where an overview of responsibilities is provided

In addition to drivers, Meals on Wheels is also looking for volunteers to assist in the new kitchen, Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 11 a.m.

For more information, call Stefanie Raifman at (561) 802-6979, ext. 3, or e-mail