For over 60 years, The Salvation Army has delivered Thanksgiving meals to around 4000 homebound seniors and disabled adults.
COVID-19 has impacted everyone, and the elderly and housebound adults in our community have been impacted more than most as they experience even more isolation this year. The special touch of a fresh holiday meal and a warm greeting from our volunteers will be extra special this Thanksgiving!
To ensure the meals can be delivered safely for our volunteers and clients, we have implemented a number of changes as follows:
A catering company will prepare and package the meals off-site for safety and expediency (no meal prep by volunteers).
Delivery routes will be pre-assigned and emailed to drivers before Thanksgiving - available as a PDF or via the HERE WeGo delivery app.
Check in and meal pickup on Thanksgiving Day will be drive-up (volunteers will remain in their vehicles)
Masks and social distancing for ALL volunteers
(Full details of all the changes appear in the Volunteer Packet linked in the registration confirmation email.)
We need volunteers to:-
Greeters -Greet drivers and make sure their paperwork and routing information is ready for check-in;
Check-in - check-in drivers and collect paperwork;
Provide Traffic control; and
Load-in - load food boxes into vehicles.
Make deliveries - drivers must have their own vehicle AND at least one passengerto accompany you on deliveries. (We cannot match drivers with passengers- thanks for understanding!).
Driving Shifts are available as follows:
Single routes of 20 meals (2 food boxes)
Double routes of 40 meals - less stops but more deliveries at those stops (4 food boxes)
Front Desk Drop-off Routes (Large Capacity Vehicles) - where individual deliveries are not permitted due to COVID-(up to 8 boxes for multiple building deliveries)
(NOTE: Drivers - please only reserve ONE SPOT PER VEHICLE.
If you wish to be assigned TO A DOUBLE ROUTE (40 meals), please reserve a spot for the Double Route shift.
There are 2 boxes per route of 20 meals. If reserving a spot for a Double Route Shift, please ensure you have space for 4 food boxes.
Thank you for sharing your Thanksgiving morning with us! We cannot do this without you and we appreciate your generosity of time.