NAM—a Spring-based nonprofit that strives to assist individuals in need by providing food, shelter, health, education, safety and financial education—had shifted to providing weekly deliveries of shelf-stable meals since spring 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Officials noted in a May 19 news release that weekly deliveries have required roughly 80 volunteers.
With the shift back to daily deliveries, NAM officials said the organization will need more than 220 volunteers each week to deliver meals to the more than 900 seniors relying on the Meals on Wheels program, which provides hot, well-balanced meals to the doors of seniors and other neighbors who are homebound due to disability or illness.
According to the news release, volunteers will be needed at the following three locations to deliver meals from 9 a.m.-noon Mondays through Saturdays:
- Northwest Assistance Ministries Main Office, 15555 Kuykendahl Road, Houston
- Northwest Assistance Ministries West Side Office, Windwood Presbyterian Church, 10555 Spring Cypress Road, Houston
- Northwest Assistance Ministries Bear Creek, Lifepath Church, 17703 W. Little York Road, Houston
Officials noted individuals, corporations seeking days of service, church groups and civic groups are all welcome to volunteer. Meal delivery drivers must be at least 18 years old with a valid driver’s license and wear face masks and gloves during deliveries. Social distancing is also required.
For more information about volunteer opportunities, call 281-885-4555 or visit www.namonline.org.