Happy new year from LOA!
  What is Needed

You can make a difference in your community by teaming up with your church, place of business or any organization of which you are a part and doing a collection in January.  Then, February 6-10 deliver that collection of soup, crackers and other non-perishable food items to a drop off location close to you.  The items most needed by our elderly neighbors include low sodium and nutritious soups, crackers, canned vegetables, canned fruit, canned meats such as tuna, peanut butter, Carnation Instant Breakfast and oatmeal.  No glass containers, please.  All the items collected will be put into reusable cloth bags provided by AARP and distributed into the homes of our elderly neighbors.  If you are a part of a civic group, church group or if you want to collect as a service project with your business, we will welcome any and all donations.  The more we collect, the more we can serve.


We are also in need of volunteers.  Volunteers play a vital role in this project and it cannot be done without their help.  Volunteers are needed in varying capacities.  They include:

  • People at collection sites to check dates and sort the soup as well as work in an assembly line format putting the donated soup and crackers into the bags, getting them ready for delivery.
  • People to deliver those bags to the Meals on Wheels sites, Diners Club sites, senior independent living centers, etc.  In some cases, we will need volunteers to deliver to the home.
  • Volunteers to pick up soup at the drop off locations and bring to our main collection site.
  • Volunteers available at the church to assist in unloading the items.
The LOA is pleased to announce that it received a $2319 grant from the Sam and Marion Golden Foundation, a $2090 grant from the Marion K. Ramsey fund from the Foundation for Roanoke Valley and a $2,000 grant from the Food Lion Foundation.  All are for Meals on Wheels!
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PO Box 14205
706 Campbell Ave., SW
Roanoke, VA 24038

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