Meals on Wheels Program
The Meals-On-Wheels program is a 35+ year-old volunteer arm of the Compassion Ministry of Dauphin Way UMC. To qualify for meal delivery, a person should be home bound and unable to drive due to age, infirmity, or disability. Our MOW program coverage area:
Broad Street (west) to I-65 I-10 (north) to Springhill Avenue
Our interviewers make home visits initially to determine eligibility and to record all information needed for addition to the program. Volunteers prepare the meals in the DWUMC kitchen, then serve the food into delivery containers, and volunteer drivers deliver meals Monday thru Friday. Daily meals include a hot, balanced meal for lunch, along with a sandwich and fruit or yogurt for supper.
Recipients pay $3 per day for meals; payment is made each Monday to the driver, or by the month. Our congregation subsidizes the remainder of the cost for each meal (actual cost is $5-$6). The church observes all major holidays and does not deliver meals on those days. Notices are sent to recipients so they can plan for alternative food on those days. To see if you qualify or to volunteer to cook, serve, or drive, please call the church receptionist (251) 471-1511, Monday thru Friday from 8am to 5pm.
The lay leader is Angela Crowell.