Meals On Wheels St. Petersburg

Meals On Wheels St. Petersburg serves seniors and 18+ homebound individuals (due to illness, injury or disability) with a hot meal delivered to their home, by a volunteer, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

MOWSP is an alternative option for: 1) people placed on a waiting list; or 2) people who do not qualify for other Meals on Wheels programs due to age.

We deliver to the following St. Petersburg zip codes: 33701, 33703, 33704, 33705, 33707, 33708, 33709, 33710, 33711, 33712, 33713, 33714.

Recipients must be home to receive their food every Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 10:00am-2:00pm.

The meals are prepared and packaged by Meals On Wheels of Tampa’s (550 W. Hillsborough Ave.) professional kitchen staff on the morning of delivery. The meals are then safely transported to Daystar Life Center (1055 28th St S.) in St. Petersburg where Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger volunteers pick-up the meals to then go out and deliver.  Meals On Wheels St. Petersburg is a complementary, but separate, program to other meal delivery services in the area.

MOWSP has a partnership with Friends of Strays to help provide pet food to the homebound who have hungry animals. Friends of Strays collects donations of dog and cat food and then provides it to our program for dedicated volunteers to deliver. Many of the MOWSP pet owners sacrifice their own nutrition by sharing portions of their meal with their hungry pets. The Animeals program enables individuals to provide their pets with a healthy diet, even if they are unable to leave their homes to buy pet food. This partnership, allows us to share vital resources in order to meet our mission’s needs, caring for people who have pets and need a little extra help providing for them. Pet food is delivered on the first Monday of the month by Meals on Wheels volunteers. Those who receive Meals On Wheels St. Petersburg and have companion animals can qualify to receive pet food through the Animeals program.

Each May, MOWSP recipients will receive a Hurricane Preparedness Pack, containing shelf stable meals, water and a hurricane resource guide (including a shelter application). Learn more about the Hurricane Preparedness Pack program here.

********COVID-19: Our program services have changed temporarily due to the current situation. At this time, volunteers will deliver hot and frozen meals on Mondays and Wednesdays between 10am-2pm, to Meals On Wheels St. Petersburg recipients. We are currently accepting new recipients, but will not be able to deliver food until the following Monday the application is received. Please call us with any questions or for help completing the application at 813-344-5837. Thank you!*********

VOLUNTEER

COVID-19 as of 07/13/20: Volunteers needed to deliver on Mondays and Wednesdays to recipients. Volunteers are also needed to help with TelePals program. Visit https://seniorsinservice.org/telepals/ to learn more.

Help us changes lives, by delivering one meal at a time. Volunteers are essential in providing care and compassion to seniors and homebound in need of nutrition assistance. As a volunteer, you can: help seniors maintain an independent lifestyle, brighten the days of isolated and lonely seniors, develop friendships with seniors and other kindhearted volunteers, and work directly with your community by making a difference!

We rely on 20 volunteers each week to assist with delivering a hot, nutritious lunch to our homebound and senior neighbors. With the help of compassionate and dedicated volunteers, are able to serve many more seniors in need of meal assistance in St. Petersburg. Volunteer drivers are greatly needed to assist with delivering meals on Mondays and Wednesdays between 10am-2pm. A route takes about an hour to complete.  All volunteers must have a valid drivers license and pass a background check.

GET MEALS

We deliver a nutritious and freshly prepared hot meal on Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. We serve the following St. Petersburg zip codes: 33701, 33703, 33704, 33705, 33707, 33709, 33710, 33711, 33712, 33713, and 33714. The cost of each meal is $5.50 and recipients are asked to contribute to the cost of the meal.  Meals on Wheels recipients must pass a background check.

COVID-19 as of 07/13/20: Our program services have changed temporarily due to the current situation. At this time, volunteers will deliver hot and frozen meals on Mondays and Wednesdays between 10am-2pm. We are currently accepting new recipients, but may not be able to deliver food until the following Monday the application is received.

DONATE

Meals On Wheels St. Petersburg relies on the community to help support its mission of providing  hot nutritious meals to our senior and homebound neighbors. Your donation will help provide nutritious meals to our neighbors and so much more. Many of our recipients look forward to the volunteer visits and safety check that come along with the meal delivery.  Any kind of monetary support is helpful to nourishing and enriching the lives of the homebound and seniors we serve.

Thank you to our MOWSP partners!