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The HDM program delivers meals to Niagara County residents 60 and older who are homebound due to illness, physical handicap, or advancing age, and who are unable to prepare their own meals. Services are available based on need without regard to income. Home Delivered Meals utilizes a corps of volunteers who deliver meals to eligible recipients. The volunteer is a communications link and friendly visitor to those who may not normally see or have contact with the community beyond their homes. Caring volunteers are the backbone of the Home Delivered Meals Program and are needed to deliver meals, Monday through Friday between 10:30 and 1:00, in Niagara County. All you need is some free time around lunchtime and a reliable vehicle. You can receive reimbursement for your mileage.
During the early 1980’s, the Home Delivered Meals Program was started after Federal funding became available. Additional state money was added to this program in the early 1990’s, significantly expanding this service. Currently our program serves almost 400 people and has over 70 volunteers who help deliver the meals. We are serving over 400 Home Delivered Meals a day, however we have goals to expand this program even more. The more volunteers we have delivering meals, the more aging adults in our community we can serve! The one thing that we are missing is you!!!