Meals On Wheels of Sarasota is proud to assist Sarasotans of all ages who face food insecurity, isolation and the challenges living independently while experiencing mental and physical impairments, illnesses, disabilities and aging issues. We are also pleased to provide sustenance to those unemployed and in need during the continuing COVID-19 crisis.
Since 2020, we have increased our meal capacity thanks to generous donors, local churches and businesses, and grants from foundations such as the William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, the Linnie E. Dalbeck Memorial Foundation, the Gulf Coast Foundation, and many others. This support has allowed us to update our kitchen facilities and install new meal packaging equipment, enabling us to prepare as many 1,000 freshly made meals simultaneously.
We are looking for volunteers and help to reach clients in need of 1,100-calorie heart-healthy meals – regardless of age or ability to pay – throughout our 800-square-mile delivery area,
which extends from the Gulf of Mexico and east to the Sarasota County line, University Parkway and south to Albee Farm Road.
If you would like to volunteer with us, simply click the link below and complete the online form.
Our clients are typically isolated and live with physical or mental disabilities, whether temporary or permanent. If you know someone who may be struggling with hunger and isolation, please contact us, or have them contact us, at 941-366-6693 or click the link below to sign up for meal delivery.
Since 1971, Meals On Wheels of Sarasota, a non-profit 501(c)(3) volunteer community service organization, has been providing nutritious meals and friendship to individuals who are unable to plan, shop, or prepare meals for themselves. Monday through Friday, our 1,200 volunteers deliver around 750 meals per day.
The delivery area is divided into 48 routes, and meal deliveries are made by volunteer drivers who use their own vehicles and fuel.