Make the World a Better Place This Summer
By Shelley Shelton
Can you imagine having lived a long life, only to find that health issues or other age-related problems have left you unable to prepare meals for yourself? Interfaith Community Services helps hundreds of people each year in just that situation by delivering Mobile Meals to their homes. ICS is a nonprofit social services agency that for 29 years has been dedicated to helping Pima County seniors, people with disabilities, and people in financial crisis maintain stable and independent lives.
One way to do that is to deliver fresh and nutritious meals each weekday to people who are unable to cook for themselves. Volunteers deliver trays containing one hot and one cold meal, helping vulnerable members of our population to stay healthy. But a lot of ICS Mobile Meals volunteers leave town for the summer, and that's where we could use the help of someone who likes to be friendly and helpful, considerate and caring, respectful, and who likes to make the world a better place.
Are there any girls and their moms out there who could help out with this very important service? Delivering meals takes about 2-3 hours, once a week, and includes picking up the meal trays from the facility where the meals are prepared, delivering the meals themselves and then returning the trays to the facility. Mileage reimbursement is available.
While you're at it, you might be able to complete some badge requirements. Consider some of these:
Daisies – Sunny or Rosie petals
Brownies – Celebrating Community, Snacks, Making Friends, My Family Story
Juniors – Simple Meals, Playing the Past
Seniors – Social Innovator, Sow What Journey
Ambassadors – Public Policy, Justice Journey
Any Level – It's Your Story, Tell It Journey
Cadettes and up – It counts toward your service bar hours
For more information, please contact ICS Mobile Meals Coordinator Beri Swango at (520) 297-6049, ext. 208.