Join us in serving hope to our community. Our success in delivering meals and more
to homebound individuals in Sarasota depends on the whole community.
Meals on Wheels of Sarasota, Inc. depends on generous community members, students, and corporate partners to package and deliver meals each day. The individual connection that each volunteer has is as nourishing as the food provided. Whether you give your time once a week or once a month, your support is invaluable to fulfilling the Meals on Wheels mission and impacting the lives of hundreds each day.
Who We Serve
Our service area is from University Parkway to Blackburn Point Road, and from I-75 all the way to Siesta Key, Lido Key and Longboat Key. This area is divided into 32 routes and covers 600 square miles.
Volunteers are needed Monday through Saturday to deliver nutritious meals to needy individuals in Sarasota County. Meals are delivered during the morning hours and can be picked up at our main office. Delivery only takes 1 to 1½ hours.
The Adopt-A-Route (AAR) program provides an excellent way for companies, civic and faith-based organizations to engage in community service. Through a partnership with Meals On Wheels of Sarasota groups offer their employees or member volunteers' time to deliver mid-day meals. If you are interested in becoming a Meals On Wheels of Sarasota Adopt-A-Route partner,
call (941) 366-6693 or contact Judy Johnston . How to become an Adopt-A-Route Partner: (1) The AAR selects a delivery day (Monday - Saturday).
(2) The AAR determines the frequency (once a week or once every other week) of meal delivery.
(3) The group can route rotate through their employees or members as their availability allows.
Getting Started as A Volunteer Meal Delivery Driver
Just 2 hours of your time and your vehicle will make all the difference. You only need a valid driver's license and proof of auto insurance. We provide the necessary volunteer training, and we will work with your schedule. We require a background check prior to working with us.
Perfect for groups: Meal Packaging takes place at our offices Monday through Saturday between 8 a.m. and 11 a.m. Volunteers get a first-hand look at exactly what it takes to get 400-500 meals out the door each day.
Community Service credits
High school students can fulfill their community service hours here from 8 a.m. to Noon.
Our work relies on volunteers who help with our day-to-day services such as computer and phone use, writing down names and addresses of clients, and processing paperwork for drivers.
Special Programs / Events
Groups are always welcome! Here are a few examples of special program activities. Call us today to find out more! (941)-366-6693
Volunteer & Children Activities
FLAGS: Memorial Day/ Veterans Day/ Labor Day/ July Fourth:
SPECIAL MEALS: Christmas, Thanksgiving, Easter
SPECIAL DESERT: Valentines
CARDS: VALENTINES, THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS
PLACEMATS: THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS
TRICK OR TREAT BAGS: HALLOWEEN
In partnership with the following local businesses
Apply to volunteer today! To get started, fill out our Volunteer Application below!