DEUPREE MEALS ON WHEELS

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Deupree Meals On Wheels is committed to excellence in delivering healthy meals delivered directly to the homes of seniors and individuals with disabilities throughout Hamilton County. In addition to regularly providing healthy foods, caring drivers and volunteers provide social connection that helps meal recipients remain living independently in their own homes. Our goal is to help people stay independent for as long as possible.

Council on Aging

Whether you want the convenience of healthy and ready-to-eat meals delivered to your home, or are unable to prepare nutritious meals for yourself, you can receive meals from Meals On Wheels! Meals are available both on a long-term basis and temporarily if you are recovering from surgery or illness.

For more information about qualifying for Meals On Wheels service, contact us at 513-561-8150 or call the Council on Aging of Southwest Ohio at 513-721-1025.


Volunteers

Deupree Meals On Wheels aims to build community by engaging people to help each other meet daily essential needs. Whether you have only a few hours one day a week or can volunteer more days, your assistance is much needed! Become a Meals On Wheels volunteer today and help support our vision that no senior goes hungry or experiences social isolation.

Volunteers deliver hot or and frozen, nutritious meals to the homes of five to eight homebound elderly or disabled clients who can no longer prepare balanced meals for themselves.

  • Routes are typically delivered Tuesday through Friday between 10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Meal delivery can take 1-1/2 hours

The first steps to become a Meals On Wheels volunteer include:

  1. Fill out an application and attend volunteer orientation training.
  2. Once you have completed the orientation, you will be asked to complete a background check.
  3. After the background check results are returned to us, we will work with you to schedule your time to deliver the meals.
  • Substitute Drivers are responsible for delivering meals to homebound clients as a back-up driver when the regular volunteer meal delivery driver is unable to take the route. Much like a substitute teacher, the substitute driver does not have a permanent weekly route, but is called as needed.

Anyone can deliver meals, and it’s a great volunteer opportunity for families and teams of employees, as well.

Family Volunteering

Another reason delivering meals is a great volunteer opportunity: You can do it with your kids! In fact, we encourage volunteer drivers to bring their children or grandchildren along. Delivering meals as a family is an excellent way to teach children about community responsibility and empower them to make a difference in their communities.

Corporate and Group Volunteering

Delivering meals with your co-workers is a great way to connect with others and make an immediate difference in the community. It’s also a great team-building opportunity to connect current employees with retired employees who still volunteer. 

Starting a Workplace Delivery Team is an easy-to-implement corporate volunteer opportunity for you and your company to make a real difference in the lives of seniors and those with disabilities in your community. If you have 8 people on your volunteer team, you can arrange to deliver either once a month in pairs or once every other month as individuals. Remember — it only takes one hour to complete a delivery!


Share Your Delivery Story

Use this form to tell us your Meals On Wheels story. Feel free to share why you deliver meals, how Meals On Wheels has affected your life or why you donate. If it’s okay with you, we’d love to share your story on our blog or social media.

Share Your Story


Donate

  1. To donate by mail - simply send a check to the following address: 
Deupree Meals On Wheels
C/O Episcopal Retirement Services
3870 Virginia Ave.
Cincinnati, OH 45227

Feel free to send us a note if you’d like to share why you’re donating to Meals On Wheels.

  1. Legacy Giving

By including Meals On Wheels in your will or estate plan, you help secure the future of Meals On Wheels and ensure that seniors in your community get the nourishment and daily visit they need for years to come. There are numerous other ways to make legacy gifts and Deupree Meals On Wheels is happy to work with you and your financial planner to accommodate your needs. And if you plan to make a legacy gift, we’d love to hear from you! Contact Susan Cleverly at: scleverly@erslife.org


Non-Delivery Dates

Periodically check the Non-Delivery Dates on our website:

2020

  • Wednesday, January 1 New Year’s Day
  • Monday, May 25 Memorial Day
  • Friday, July 3 Day before Independence Day Holiday
  • Monday, September 7 Labor Day
  • Thursday, November 26 Thanksgiving Day
  • Friday, November 27 Day after Thanksgiving
  • Wednesday, December 25 Christmas Day
  • Friday, December 26 Day after Christmas

 

Contact Us

If you are interested in receiving meals, learning more about the Deupree Meals On Wheels, or becoming a volunteer, please contact Tsippy Gottlieb at (513) 561-8150, or fill out the contact form above.

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