Fight Food Insecurity (Deliver groceries to homebound seniors)
HOME DELIVERED GROCERIES (HDG)
Delivery groceries to homebound seniors and people with disabilities across San Francisco.
Meals on Wheels SF runs a weekly Home Delivered Groceries program in partnership with the SF-Marin Food Bank. We serve 450 people every week, assembling and delivering bags of fresh produce, protein, and pantry staples. This program supports a group who can cook for themselves but have some difficulty purchasing groceries weekly or getting to a local food pantry.
Grocery delivery begins at 8:00-8:15 AM.
Drive to MOWSF headquarters to pick up the groceries and a list of client names and addresses. Then deliver throughout the city in your own car - alone or with a partner (age 18+).
Day of Logistics:
- Address: MOWSF 1375 Fairfax Ave. SF, CA 94124 (street parking is plentiful)
- Delivery Volunteer Time: Every Wednesday - approximately 8:00-10:30 am
- Dress: please wear comfortable clothing, dress in layers, and a mask. We provide disposable gloves and hand sanitizer.
- Required: on-line application, 60-minute Zoom orientation & background check.
HDG = Humans Doing Good
Wed Sep 01, 2021
08:15 AM to 10:45 AM
This is a recurring volunteer opportunity each Wed, We ask that volunteers commit to 3 months of service.
About Meals On Wheels of San Francisco
1375 Fairfax Avenue, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94124, US
Meals on Wheels San Francisco and its volunteers provide seniors what they need to live independent and dignified lives -- nutritious meals, professional social work and a friendly visitor. Our network of drivers, social workers, nutritionists, community partners, volunteers, donors, and advocates are a formidable force against senior neglect and malnutrition. Meals on Wheels San Francisco believes in delivering more than a meal - we are nourishing the whole person. Founded in 1970, MOWSF is a local, independent non-profit organization. MOWSF exists to alleviate the food insecurity and loneliness experienced by seniors who want to stay in their own homes but cannot shop or prepare meals for themselves. Our services are geared towards those with the greatest physical, social and economic need. The seniors we serve are frail, have limited ability to purchase or prepare meals, and have little or no support from family or caregivers. All of our clients are physically challenged due to a variety of conditions such as heart disease, cancer, vision loss, arthritis, and diabetes. They are also confronted with the anxiety that the cost of living in San Francisco could outweigh their limited income
Interested in helping social workers who are committed to the seniors in our community? We are seeking a volunteer to help in our offices. The tasks include filing; helping to sort confidential files and filling in where the social workers need help. Our social workers support over 2500 seniors with important home visits.
Details of the positon are :
updating files (both by hand and electronically)
assisting with other projects as needed
Working as a social worker volunteer gives you the chance to provide valuable support for the services we provide to our SF community of seniors and adults with disabilities.
Volunteers will work to make a difference in the life of a homebound senior! They will work from Advent offices to create handmade birthday cards. For some of our elderly neighbors, this may even be the only birthday cards they receive.
1375 Fairfax AvenueSan Francisco, CA 94124
August 27, 2021
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 3 month minimum commitment.
- Program runs on Wednesday mornings only.