WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Trumbull Mobile Meals is in dire need of volunteer delivery drivers.
Trumbull Mobile Meals is a community-based service agency that provides home-delivered meals to Trumbull County residents who are homebound.
Every day, up to 50 volunteers deliver meals to 200 people in the county.
Specifically, drivers are needed to help service Cortland, Howland and Hubbard.
“Because we have 29 delivery routes every day that need to be filled, when those routes are open and we can’t get them filled, then people still need fed every day. They rely on us for food,” said Trumbull Mobile Meals CEO Becky Edwards.
With the winter months not far off, Trumbull Mobile Meals will be losing some volunteers.
Why? It’s those lucky people we like to call snowbirds — they’re headed south for the season and the organization needs their spots filled.
Mobile Meals delivers up to 2 meals a day to homebound people 5 days a week.
They utilize about 350 volunteers which is 40 each day to drive. So you can imagine, they need a lot of help getting the food from their kitchen to the customers tables.
Edwards says it’s a job you can put as much time as your comfortable with into. Each day it only takes about one to two hours, and you can volunteer as often as you want.
She says no matter how many days you drive, the help is always needed.
“We could not do what we do without them. We have a very small staff here and volunteers are vital to our agency and in the morning they help pack up the food they get it sent out.”
One of the volunteers, Gussie Reed, called the job rewarding and humbling.
“I’ve been doing this since 2007. It was a joint venture with my husband and I but it was so rewarding to do that. I have four people that I cannot leave out of their house without either hugging them or spending three to four minutes talking with them.”
Volunteers can sign-up to deliver one day a week, once a month or whatever fits their schedule. All they need is a valid drivers license.
Anyone interested in volunteering can call (330) 394-2538 and ask for Terri.