Wednesday, June 23, 2021
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Help area seniors in need by volunteering for Meals on Wheels. During the month of July and August, Valley Senior Services is asking for volunteers in Fargo to help deliver Meals on Wheels to area seniors. 

Meals On Wheels is a national program designed for people 60 years and older who are unable to prepare meals for themselves. In the Red River Valley, more than 1,400 people are delivered daily hot meals through this program. Many of these individuals do not have family close by and most of the time, have little to no social interaction other than the delivery of these meals. For this reason, the gratitude shown by the recipients of these meals is invaluable to those who volunteer. While there is a distinct need for volunteers in the beginning of the new year, volunteers are also needed year-round for this program and are greatly appreciated. 

All volunteers must be 18 years of age or accompanied by a parent or authorized adult. Prior to volunteering, a background check release form, photo release form, and volunteer application need to be completed. To download these forms, visit the volunteer page of ValleySeniorServices.org. Background checks and photo release forms should be returned to the Valley Senior Services office (2801 32nd Ave S.) in Fargo. Volunteers use their personal vehicle and should plan to spend about one hour delivering meals. Meals on Wheels volunteers must have a valid driver’s license and proof of current insurance.  

For more information, contact Valley Senior Services at 701-293-1440 or visit ValleySeniorServices.org.