Welcome to Meals on Wheels

Mark your Calendar and Join us for the Party for a Purpose –

December 1st – 2017 Signature Settings Charity Auction – 6:30pm  – Maceli’s

Check out News/Events for more information on our upcoming Charity Auction! (Tickets purchased online will be available at Will Call on the night of the event.)

Event Tickets – Dec. 1st, 2017

Our Services

Lawrence Meals On Wheels serves hot, nutritious meals to the homebound elderly and/or disabled Monday – Friday, with the exception of several holidays, such as Christmas etc. The meals are purchased from Lawrence Memorial Hospital. LMH prepares the meals to meet the individual specifications of each diet order, under the supervision of a licensed dietician. To qualify for services:
  • You must reside in the city limits of Lawrence
  • You must have a special dietary need
If you are over 60:
  • You must be homebound, meaning you don’t drive and need assistance to go to the doctor, church, hair appts.
  • Or you must be a spouse, caregiver or adult disabled child of someone who is homebound and receiving MOWs.
  • You must have a doctor ordered special diet such as low cholesterol, renal, diabetic, low fat etc. (If you don’t have a special dietary need but are homebound, you may be eligible for home delivered meals from the Douglas County Senior Service Home Delivered Meal Program. Call 842-0543 for further assistance)
If you are under 60:
  • You must be homebound, meaning you don’t drive and need assistance to go to the doctor, church, hair appts.
  • Or you must be a spouse, caregiver or adult disabled child of someone who is homebound and receiving MOWs.
  • You must have a special dietary need, which may mean that you are unable to prepare your own food etc. If you have a special diet, it must be doctor approved.
To see if you qualify, call Lawrence Meals On Wheels at 830-8844  

Volunteer

Each day, Lawrence Meals On Wheels delivers between 115 – 125 meals. This enormous task would not be possible without our number one resource – Volunteers. Over 120 volunteers each week are utilized to serve our clients. Volunteers pick up meals between 11:00 – 11:30 at MOW and then deliver to between 5-8 clients. The delivery bags are then returned to LMH. The entire process takes an hour or less and can easily be done over your lunch hour. Volunteers initially train with a staff member or volunteer by riding along on a route prior to driving their own. We provide route sheets, with detailed maps and written directions. Staff is always available to answer any questions and assist as needed. A valid driver’s license and proof of current insurance are required. We are flexible and can work with your schedule, i.e. if you are going to be out of town, can only help over the holidays and/or during the summer etc. Two types of drivers are needed:
  • Regular Drivers – Pick a day of the week and drive the same route each week on that day.
  • Substitute Drivers – The staff will call you as needed and you can pick and choose each week what days you are available
Other Volunteer Opportunities:
  • Meal site supervisors – Arrive at MOW between 10:00 – 10:15 and make sure that the meals are in the right order and the drinks are included. Once routes are ready, you can also deliver a route.
  • Event/Fundraising volunteers – Throughout the year, Lawrence Meals On Wheels has several fundraisers, from letter campaigns to our big Fall Signature Settings Charity Auction, which require a lot of manpower, time and energy. Call 830-8844 to inquire about our volunteer opportunities.