Volunteers Delivering Meals to Fullerton's Homebound


Join the Driving Force of Fullerton

Volunteering is like riding a bicycle. You never forget how. Fortunately, volunteering to deliver meals is just as easy. Call or come in to the office near downtown Fullerton to find out. You'll need to show a valid driver's license and proof of insurance for your car. After filling out an application you will be assigned to go out with an experienced driver until you are ready to go on your own or with a partner.

MOW delivers to upwards of 80 clients each day divided into 7 routes on 5 days (Monday-Friday) each week. Each week we need 35 volunteer drivers. Often a driver and rider go together to share food delivery and navigation tasks which can mean up to 70 volunteers per week. Routes are designed to take less than 2 hours and are entirely inside Fullerton. Clients are grouped to minimize total drive time and distance.

As a driver you will meet some wonderful people who enjoy helping others and giving back to their community. Come in and see how rewarding it is to help someone who needs your help to be able to eat.

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Volunteer Overview

Handling Meals

With the Client

1. Be on time.

2. If you are unable to be there, notify the office as soon as possible.

3. Park in lot behind MOW office.

4. Drive as a Team with Rider as Navigator.

5. Schedule is made 4 weeks in advance and updates emailed weekly.

6. Client information is confidential. Please sign a Confidentiality Policy Agreement.

7. Please verify Automobile Insurance and Driver's License. You will be asked to update them annually.


1. Count meals and verify that packed meals correspond to names in route book.

2. Do not put meals on floor while checking names. Check quickly to maintain heat.

3. Read client and directions card for each delivery's specific instructions.


1. Return any undelivered food, the basket, ice chest and route book to office.

2. Notify office of any unusual events.

3. Congratulate yourself - you have done a much appreciated service for your community.

1. Knock loudly and call out "Meals on Wheels".

2. If the client does not meet you at the door, walk in and ask client if they want evening meal in refrigerator.

3. Address clients by formal names, for example Mr. Jones.

4. Set up lunch meal where client wishes.

5. If client needs assistance or if you are not sure what to do, call the office.

6. Do not accept money except for payment for meals.

7. If client does not answer the door and should be home, call the office.

8. Do not leave food in ice chest at door unless there is frozen blue ice or coolant in it. Do not leave meal with another person unless instructed to do so.


At this moment, homebound seniors are on waiting lists to receive Meals on Wheels. Your donation can help us to server our vulnerable seniors.

For Additional Information Please Call or Email Our Office:

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
(714) 871-2200
Email: office@mowfullerton.org

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For Donations* by Mail:

Meals on Wheels of Fullerton, Inc.
223 West Amerige Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832

*Tax deductible to the extent of the law

Federal IRS tax ID #33-0472661