On Saturday, June 20th, Meals On Wheels St. Petersburg will pack over 100 hurricane preparedness packs, at Daystar Life Center, to be delivered on Monday, June 22nd to all program recipients in preparation for this year’s hurricane season. The hurricane packs will consist of nonperishable food for up to six days, water, a can opener, and a hurricane resource guide, including shelter information and an emergency checklist.
Many of MOWSP’s recipients are homebound and/or elderly. With the simple act of knocking on someone’s door, MOWSP is providing safety checks in addition to a hot meal. With the hurricane packs, MOWSP is able to provide a little more safety in the event a storm hits again this year.
MOWSP, a program of the Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger, launched last October in St. Petersburg. MOWSP was developed to serve seniors and 18+ homebound individuals (due to illness, injury or disability) with a hot meal delivered to their home, by a volunteer, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. MOWSP is an alternative option for: 1) people placed on a waiting list; or 2) people who do not qualify for other Meals on Wheels programs due to age or income.
MOWSP relies on volunteers to help deliver meals to the following St. Petersburg zip codes: 33701, 33703, 33704, 33705, 33707, 33708, 33709, 33710, 33711, 33712, 33713, 33714.Volunteer drivers are needed each week to help deliver on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays out of Daystar Life Center in St. Pete. Routes take 60-90 minutes to complete.
The Network is currently accepting donations at www.networktoendhunger.org to help support the MOWSP hurricane pack program. A donation of just $20 will provide a hurricane preparedness pack to a senior or homebound individual in need.
To find out how you can get involved, visit https://networktoendhunger.org/mowsp/ or call (813) 344-5837.
About Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger:
Tampa Bay Network to End Hunger is committed to ending hunger in Tampa Bay by bringing people together to find solutions that eliminate barriers, increase access and knowledge, and expand the amount of nutritious food available. TBNEH has over 350 members and serves a tri-county area, Hillsborough, Pasco, and Pinellas counties. TBNEH is a 501(c)3 non-profit agency and relies on its community for support. www.NetworktoEndHunger.org