Since the start of the pandemic, I have been volunteering at Spectrum Generations Meals On Wheels out of the Cohen Center in Hallowell.  It is two hours a week and we pack meals to be delivered to Central Mainers with the Meals On Wheels Program. Thanks to federal funding the program was expanded so there is no waitlist. That is WONDERFUL!

After the meals are cooked, packaged, and packed up to out on the route to the recipient the next step is the drivers that make this happen. Spectrum Generations, who makes this all happen, needs volunteer drivers’ to deliver those meals to their destination.  Spectrum Generations covers a huge area…the Skowhegan area down to Waterville, Augusta area…and the mid-coast region of Belfast, Rockland, Damariscotta, Camden, and Brunswick.

The drivers are needed to take on a route (or two...maybe?) but also drivers they can call at 7 am and say “hey, we need you today?”  You pick up the meals at the center, do the route and return the freezer bags they pack the meals into the back to the center. Normally it takes a couple of hours so it can work into most schedules. It is the last link in the chain that makes this program run and they need you.  You also become so very important to the people you deliver to with Meals On Wheels.


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