Meals On Wheels for Kids

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

Meals On Wheels for Kids (MOW4Kids) 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, 33703, 33704, 33705, 33707, 33708, 33709, 33710, 33711, 33712, 33713, 33714.

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 at least 75 volunteers each week to assist with packing over 400 bags of food and delivering nutritious meals to our younger neighbors and their families. 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 tasks include: 1) packing bags of food on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays; 2) loading meals onto buses on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 3) driving school buses that deliver to 10-25 households on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 4) riding along on buses to assist with delivering meals on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. A route takes about an 1-2 hours to complete.

All volunteers must: 1) have a valid drivers license if they are driving a bus; 2) 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, 3) be able to stand, and/or walk for up to 3 hours; be able to lift and carry up to 20 lbs. Some positions are more physical than others and require being able to lift 40 lbs.

GET MEALS

We deliver a box of shelf stable foods and nutritious frozen meals, as resources allow, on Mondays between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. We serve the following St. Petersburg zip codes: 33701, 33703, 33704, 33705, 33707, 33708, 33709, 33710, 33711, 33712, 33713, 33714. 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: you are not enrolled until you get a phone call confirmation.  Deliveries will begin after we speak with you on the telephone. If you receive a voicemail or email from us, please respond between 9AM-5PM. Thank you!

Items included in the box of shelf stable groceries will vary. A typical box may include:

  • Apple sauce
  • Fresh produce, like oranges, celery, tomatoes, apples, carrots
  • Fruit cups
  • Juice boxes
  • Pasta
  • Peanut butter
  • Rice
  • Soup
  • Vegetables, canned
  • Fresh produce

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.