HOW TO HELP


VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME


While delivering meals is our biggest volunteer need, there are other volunteer opportunities available to you.  Regardless of the amount of time you have available during the work week in which to volunteer, we can definitely find an area in which you can help!   If you are interested in helping out in any of the areas below or have another way in which you might be able to help, please click here to download the volunteer application and bring or mail it to our office at:
 
     Smoky Mountain Meals On Wheels
     3509 Tuckaleechee Pike
     Maryville, TN  37803

We Need Your Help!!

  • Delivery Drivers
    • Arrive in your car Mondays through Fridays between 9:30 and 10:00AM to pick up and deliver hot meals to our clients. It takes about 1.5 to 2 hours to drive a delivery route with an average of 15 stops.  You can schedule to deliver once a week, once a month, whatever best fits your schedule.
  •    Substitute Delivery Drivers
    • Drive a delivery route if a regular driver of a route is not able to do it.
  •    Food Prep/Packing
    • Help prepare the food Monday thru Friday from 10AM to 1PM
    • Help pack the meals Monday thru Friday from 8:30 to 10AM
  •    Telephone Reassurance Calls to Clients
    • From our office, call clients just to make sure they are doing well and to chat with them a bit
  •    Being a host/hostess at one of our congregate meal sites
    • Greet people as they arrive, hand out their meals, do head counts and clean-up after lunch. Takes approximately 2 hours.
  •    Working on fundraising for Smoky Mountain Meals on Wheels
    • Help us bring in much needed dollars to support our efforts


If you have any questions about volunteering, call our office at 983-8411, ext. 26



MAKE A DONATION


Your donations over the years have been the fuel that keeps Smoky Mountain Meals on Wheels on the move and for this we are sincerely grateful. We hope you will choose to support us on our mission.

Most people are amazed when they learn that we operate with only partial funding from state and federal grants and the local Commission on Aging. How can we do this?  Fortunately, our supporters in Blount County are the best and they recognize that we provide an important service to help keep our elderly citizens remain in their own homes as long as possible by bringing them nutritious meals.  We also couldn’t do it without our 200+ volunteers who selflessly help prepare and deliver approximately 96,000 meals and another 2,100 bags of groceries a year.

Help us continue to nourish those who helped mold us, raise us, defend us and teach us, and who now need our help to maintain a good quality of life. Please donate what you can as all contributions are greatly appreciated, no matter the amount! 
Click here to donate online or click here  to donate by check.  All donations are tax-deductible.


TOP FIVE REASONS TO GIVE

#5.  You make a difference

#4. You help seniors stay in their own home

#3. You help preserve dignity

#2. For the 500+ individuals who receive meals from us

#1. You help to cure Senior Hunger in Blount County







SHOP AT KROGER TO HELP SMOKY MOUNTAIN MEALS ON WHEELS


  Kroger Community Rewards makes fund-raising easy - all you have to  do is shop at Kroger and swipe your Plus Card!  You'll receive all your own reward points plus Smoky Mountain Meals on Wheels receives money, too! 
 
To use the Kroger Community Rewards Program: 


If you don't have a Kroger Plus Card, you can obtain one when creating an account online or at any Kroger store.
Go to 
www.krogercommunityrewards.com  and either sign in or create an account in order to enroll
Once you are signed in, you can enroll or update your Community Rewards under your Account Settings

Select "Meals on Wheels-Blount County CAA" and click on "Save"
Every time you use your card, you will see our name on the bottom of your receipt

 





SHOP ON AMAZON TO HELP SMOKY MOUNTAIN MEALS ON WHEELS

 

When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you'll find the exact same prices, selection and shopping experience as Amazon.com with the bonus that Amazon will donate 0.5% of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases to us.
 

To use the Amazon Smile program:


Visit
 https://smile.amazon.com and either sign up or sign into your Amazon account
On the 'Select Your Charity Page', type "Blount County Community Action Agency".
Click 'Select' and you are ready to go
Please make sure that you are logged into https://smile.amazon.com (not amazon.com) whenever you are making purchases.

Thanks for your support! 



GRANT A WISH


Our office and kitchen staff does wonders with what we have, but we really could use some additional equipment. If you are able to donate any of the following, please call Lynnda Manville at 983-8411, Ext. 27

2 Laptop Computers
2 Color Printers
Commercial Food Steamer
Meat Briner
Dual Convection Oven
Carry-Out Food Containers
Ice Machine

Flash Freezer

Other Kitchen Equipment

New utility vehicle for deliveries

 Please consider making a donation to help Meals on Wheels serve our Seniors!


Donations always accepted with immediate needs of:

Ensure/ Boost Protein Drinks
Pop Top Lid canned goods
Toiletry items
Shelf stable food items with easy prep