FOOD For Lane County needs volunteer drivers to deliver meals

FOOD For Lane County is in dire need of volunteers as demand for food assistance continues to rise and the organization struggles to find staff for its Meals on Wheels program, a meal delivery service for homebound individuals.

Meals on Wheels of Lane County served more than 1,200 people last year, relying on 56 volunteers a day to pull it off. On July 13 alone, FOOD For Lane County’s Bailey Hill Road location delivered 457 meals.

By Charles Gearing, Register-Guard