Senior meals program needs volunteers throughout Lane County
EUGENE, Ore. – The Senior Meals Program, a program offered by Senior & Disability Services, a division of the Lane Council of Governments (LCOG), is in dire need of volunteers at all of its locations. Volunteers have an everlasting impact on the seniors they serve and help maintain access to nutritious foods.
The Senior Meals Program helps people aged 60 and older maintain their independence by providing food, friendship, and safety checks. It does so by operating eleven (11) Café 60 dining rooms around Lane County and Meals on Wheels (MOW) to deliver lunches and safety checks for home-bound older neighbors.
Senior Meals could use volunteers in the following ways:
- Portioning meals
- Packing meals
- Delivering meals to participants
Number of volunteers needed by site:
Coburg – 2
Cottage Grove – 3
Creswell – 9
Eugene (various locations) – 40
Florence – 9
Junction City – 3
Oakridge – 8
Springfield – 20
Veneta – 9
Interested community members can contact Melisa Andrion, Community Outreach & Volunteer Coordinator, [email protected] or 541-682-1366.
About Senior & Disability Services
Senior & Disability Services, a division of Lane Council of Governments, provides services, information, and assistance to Lane County’s older adult population, adults with physical disabilities, and their caregivers. In Fiscal Year 2022, its Senior Meals Program served more than 199,000 meals to more than 1,900 participants. Learn more at https://www.lcog.org/sdslane.