Meals On Wheels 4 Kids

A Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger program, in partnership with Daystar Life Center, Pinellas County Food Nutrition Services, and Juvenile Welfare Board of Pinellas County.

Your kids can receive nutritious meals delivered to your home, during the school closure, beginning Monday, March 23rd, 2020.

Meals On Wheels 4 Kids serves kids when school is closed, with a meal delivered to their home, by a volunteer.

We deliver to: 1) kids, ages 18 and under; 2) kids that can eat solid food. Participants must be home to receive the meal.

MOW4Kids is an alternative option for: 1) kids that are not able to access any of the school meal distribution sites throughout the county; and/or 2) kids that have difficulty accessing open food pantries.

We deliver to the following St. Petersburg zip codes: 33701, 33705, 33707, 33711, 33712, 33713.

MOW4Kids delivers a nutritious meal pack directly to the homes of kids between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Meals On Wheels volunteers have received background checks and training prior to delivery.

VOLUNTEER

Help us changes lives, by delivering one meal at a time. Volunteers are essential in providing care and compassion to kids in need of nutrition assistance. As a volunteer, you can: help kids receive a nutritious meal in their home when school is closed, brighten the days of those you deliver to, and work directly with your community by making a difference!

We rely on 10 volunteers each week to assist with delivering a nutritious lunch to our younger neighbors. With the help of compassionate and dedicated volunteers, we are able to serve many more children in need of meal assistance in St. Petersburg when school is closed (ie. emergency closings, holiday breaks, etc.). Volunteer drivers are greatly needed to assist with delivering meals on Mondays between 10am-2pm. A route takes about an hour to complete.  All volunteers must have a valid drivers license and pass a background check. Volunteers with level 2 background checks due to their profession as a teacher, school bus driver, etc. are encouraged to apply!

GET MEALS

We deliver a 5-day meal nutritious meal pack on Mondays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. We serve the following St. Petersburg zip codes: 33701, 33705, 33707, 33711, 33712, and 33713. Meals are free of cost.  The head of household must pass a background check.

Deliveries will begin once we have: 1) received your application/s, and 2) confirmed with you on the telephone. Please note: deliveries will only begin once we have communicated with you by telephone to confirm.

The meals will meet the nutritional guidelines for the National School Breakfast & Lunch programs. Each meal may include:

  • Sandwich (2 oz meat/ cheese or 1 oz PNB with 1 oz low fat cheese stick, 1 oz bread, bun or tortilla)
  • 4 oz fruit cup (applesauce, strawberries, or peaches)
  • 4 oz juice (asst. flavors)
  • 8 oz low fat white milk or fat free chocolate

DONATE

Meals On Wheels 4 Kids relies on the community to help support its mission of providing nutritious meals to our young neighbors. Your donation will help provide nutritious meals to kids, who rely on the school lunch program, when school is closed, and so much more. The kids we serve look forward to the volunteer visit and the guardians appreciate the safety check that come along with the meal delivery.  Any kind of monetary support is helpful to nourishing and enriching the lives of the kids we serve.