Meals On Wheels Program NE and SE Minneapolis
Eastside Meals on Wheels

Our non-profit meal delivery service provides meals to people who are unable to shop and prepare adequate meals for themselves on a regular basis. Some recipients are elderly and some are mentally or physically challenged. For some recipients we become a temporary service as they recuperate from an injury or a hospital stay. For others it will probably be their source of nutrition as long as they remain in their homes.  Many times our service enables the elderly to maintain their autonomy and their independent living.

A typical meal recipient is in their 80′s, widowed and living in their own home. Our daily visit provides security to their families who know that a volunteer driver will be checking in on their loved one each day and will report anything unusual. Sometimes our driver is the only person the recipient will see all day.

 If you or someone you know would like to help those who need our services and can volunteer to drive one day a month, please contact us at 612-277-2529. We will work with you to schedule your days around your other activities. Meal delivery normally takes less than an hour and the show of appreciation by our clients is priceless. If you can’t drive, remember that financial contributions are always appreciated!

The Eastside Meals on Wheels program is always looking for volunteers. If you would like to become a driver for the Meals on Wheels program, or are interested in serving on one of the operations/event committees, please contact our office at 612-277-2529.

Eileen Hafften
Eastside Meals on Wheels
Waite Park Wesleyan Church
1510 33rd Ave. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418
phone (main) 612-277-2529


Northeast Senior Services, Inc., 
2580 Kenzie Terrace, Suite 2A, Minneapolis MN 55418 http://www.nescrc.org/volunteer.html

Volunteer drivers pick the days and times that they are available to drive. It could be once per week or it could be once per month. You let us know and when seniors call in for a ride, we call you to confirm your availability and schedule the pickup and drop off times and locations. All volunteers drivers apply for the opportunity. We invite you in to meet with our staff and we screen both your driving record and conduct a criminal background check. The forms for this position are shown below. Call 612-781-5096 to become a volunteer driver.

Northeast Senior Services, Inc., 
2580 Kenzie Terrace, Suite 2A, Minneapolis MN 55418 http://www.nescrc.org/volunteer.html

Volunteers meet at the NE Seniors' office to prepare the NE SENIOR CONNECTIONS newsletter for mailing every three months. It takes 3-4 hours to finish the newsletter mailing preparations. If you are interested in volunteering for the newsletter assembly team, please call 612-781-5096. Newsletters are mailed quarterly. The end of March, June, September and December.


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