Liberty Meals on Wheels
Liberty Meals on Wheels delivers much more than just a meal to its recipients. At the core of our service is a nutritious meal, friendly visit and safety check for seniors living within the city limits of Liberty. Meals are delivered by our amazing group of permanent and substitute volunteer drivers who donate their lunch break to help recipients in need.
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Liberty’s Seniors Need You
The Liberty Meals on Wheels program relies on your donation so we can keep seniors safe and living independently. Help make a difference today!
Liberty Meals on Wheels focuses on caring for individuals whose diminished mobility makes it hard to shop for food, prepare meals or socialize with others. People who are mobile enough to join others for meals in a group setting are encourage to do so. Liberty Silver Center serves a daily lunch and has many activities to keep seniors moving and socially involved. Seniors or disabled persons who are less mobile may qualify for Meals on Wheels home delivery.
New Recipient Information
Meals will be delivered by our volunteer drivers Monday – Friday between approximately 11:15 a.m. and 12 p.m.
- Meals are prepared by Liberty Hospital and consist of a hot portion, cold portion and a drink. The menus meet Mid-America Regional Council (MARC) nutritional requirements for calories, protein, fat, sodium, iron, calcium, fiber and Vitamins A & C.
- Recipients are billed at the end of each month at a cost of $5.25 per meal.
- If recipients wish to cancel a meal they must do so by Friday of the week prior.
"JC has been a recipient of Meals on Wheels for over a year. Due to off and on hospitalizations and medical issues, she found it difficult to do basic tasks such as cooking. She discussed these problems to a friend who mentioned Meals on Wheels and contacted them on her behalf. JC now receives a well balanced meal several times a week and no longer has to worry about making as many meals for herself. She also takes comfort in knowing each Meals on Wheels visit serves as a way to check in on her health and well being."
Liberty Meals on Wheels Loves Pets Too program
No senior should have to share their own food with their pet. The goal of our Liberty Meals on Wheels Loves Pets Too program is to help recipients who are struggling to afford proper food for both themselves and their pets. We have partnered with Great Plains SPCA pet food pantry to provide generic food for cats and dogs.
Liberty Meals on Wheels needs regular drivers and substitute drivers to deliver more than 500 meals on a weekly basis. "Regular" drivers are those who can commit to delivering meals once a week for an extended period of time. "Substitute" drivers are called on about once a month to fill in when the regular drivers are unable to deliver on their usual day,
Meals on Wheels also utilizes volunteers in other ways outside of the core meal delivery service. Learn how you can help »
"Vickie started as a substitute driver three years ago (2017) after moving to Liberty. Her mother was a driver for Meals on Wheels when she was a child and remembers her mom always coming home with a smile on her face. Years later, with the passing of her mother, Vickie started volunteering with Meals on Wheels to carry on her mother’s memory and also takes her children with her to help out. She believes she delivers more than just a meal. The meal serves as a way to develop a personal connection with the recipient as well as a way to check in on them to make sure they’re doing ok. Vickie believes the personal element between the driver and the recipient is what separates Meals on Wheels from other organizations."
Each donation to Liberty Meals on Wheels helps to deliver a nutritious meal, a friendly visit and a safety check to seniors and disabled persons in our community. Each donation protects seniors’ rights to independence, feeling safe in their home, companionship, aging in place and to nourishing meals.
To make a donation, please fill out the Donor Form and return to: Liberty Community Center, 1600 S. Withers Road, Liberty, MO 64068 or donate online.
If you have any questions regarding the Liberty Meals on Wheels program feel welcome to contact the Meals on Wheels Coordinator, Hailey Kellerstrass, at 816-439-4398 or by email»