Support Meals on Wheels volunteers through purchasing gas cards

Meals on Wheels volunteer delivers meals

With gas prices hitting record highs, we’re offering you the chance to chip in to support Meals on Wheels volunteers by donating gas cards. Donated gas cards will be distributed to local Meals on Wheels volunteers as they continue getting meals to our neighbors in need.

Meals on Wheels volunteers not only donate their time, but their personal vehicles as they deliver meals over the lunch hour. Routes are generally under 10 miles and concentrated within neighborhoods so that they take less than an hour.

We’re honored that so many volunteers are willing to continue their routes even as gas prices have risen. Each day, hundreds of volunteers head out throughout the Twin Cities to bring food and a safety check to Meals on Wheels recipients.

KARE 11’s Breaking the News recently rode along with Mike Oliver, a volunteer in Burnsville to get his perspective on why it’s important to him to keep delivering meals each week.

KARE11 story on Meals on Wheels volunteer

Two ways you can help

You can help local Meals on Wheels programs continue to serve record numbers of recipients by either volunteering or donating. While most our regular volunteers have stuck with us despite high gas prices, Twin Cities Meals on Wheels programs are always looking for more volunteers to deliver meals over the lunch hour.

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If you aren’t able to volunteer, you can also make a donation. You can donate generally to support the program, or make a specific donation of a $25 or $50 gas card to support Meals on Wheels volunteers.

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