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Meals On Wheels — Can I help them? Can they help me?

LANSING, Ill. (April 2024) – Since 1978, Lansing Meals On Wheels has prepared and delivered fresh, hot meals to senior citizens, patients recovering from medical procedures, and home-bound residents who are unable to cook for themselves.

The program is a not-for-profit business operating out of the First United Methodist Church. It relies heavily on volunteers and donations for its success.

Meals are delivered on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 10:30 a.m. and noon, and usually consist of an entrée, a carb (potato, rice, or noodles), a vegetable, bread, and a dessert.

The cost of a meal is $4.00, which can be paid by cash or check to the volunteer driver or mailed to:

  • FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH
    Attn: MEALS ON WHEELS
    18420 BURNHAM AVENUE
    LANSING, IL 60438

Receiving meals

If interested in receiving meals, please call the church at 708-474-1144. Or contact Barb, the communications director, at 312-969-0385.

Volunteering with Meals on Wheels

If interested in volunteering with the program, we currently have a need for part-time drivers. If you would like to help with delivering, please call Barb at 312-969-0385.

Lansing Meals On Wheels
Meals On Wheels volunteers make a home delivery to Andy and Dolly Veenstra in 2017. Deliveries also provide an opportunity for wellness checks. (Photo courtesy of Denise Cox)

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