The Senior Services of Central Illinois Nutrition Department is calling on the community for assistance. The Nutrition Department is seeking volunteers to aid in the crucial task of delivering mid-day meals to homebound seniors. These meals are provided through two vital programs - the Daily Bread meal delivery program and the Springfield Specialty Meals on Wheels initiative.
Volunteers for the Daily Bread program start their routes by picking up meals from the
Springfield Senior Center between 9:30 and 10:00 am. Meanwhile, those involved in the Springfield Specialty Meals on Wheels program attend a "Meet & Greet" at Memorial Medical Center, collecting meals for delivery at 11:15 am. Routes for both programs typically take between one to one and a half hours to complete.
In addition, the Daily Bread program in Athens is also actively seeking volunteers. Meal delivery for this program takes place from 10:30 am to 12:00 pm.
The Daily Bread initiative operates across 6 congregate sites in Menard and Sangamon counties, offering not only nourishing meals but also fostering fellowship, providing informative programs, and facilitating social activities. Home-delivered meals are a lifeline for individuals aged 60 or above who are confined to their homes and adhere to a general diet.
The Springfield Specialty Meals on Wheels program caters to the specific dietary needs prescribed by physicians. Participants also have the option to include a breakfast meal with their delivery.
Community members willing to assist should contact the Senior Services of Central Illinois Nutrition Department at (217) 528-4035, ext. 123.