MOW Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
FAQ - Recipient
Am I Eligible to Receive Meals?
Whether you want the convenience of a healthy and ready-to-eat meal, or are unable to prepare nutritious meals for yourself, you can receive meals from Meals on Wheels! Meals are available both on a long-term basis and temporarily if you are recovering from surgery or illness.
What is the cost?
Meals on Wheels provides Fresh Food, and excellent value – a freshly prepared, ready-to-eat meal delivered right to your door. Meals are priced affordably and your budget and age influences how much you will pay, if anything.
If you are 60 or over there is no cost (qualifications: Homebound as defined by the Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services)
Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services Homebound Definition: Individual that is unable to leave home without difficulty because of chronic illness (chronicle illness can be physical, mental, or emotional) or disability.
Call your TCNA MOW Coordinator today at 603-323-8511!
How do I get the meal?
Our volunteer drivers deliver your meals right to your door Monday to Friday. We cannot just drop off your meal, we do need to see or speak with you; it is frequently the best part of the day when our volunteers get to say Hi.
What if I'm not home when the meal is delivered?
If you have an appointment or going on a hot date and will not be home, all you have to do is call your TCNA MOW Coordinator at 323-8511, by 9 AM that morning and let us know you will not be home for your delivery. PLAN AHEAD: two (2) days prior (minimum) call us and advise the date(s) you are not going to be home. We will arranged to have that meal delivered the day before you are going to be away, in addition to your regularly scheduled meal. **Please make sure you notify us early because Ossipee Concerned Citizens (OCC) are up at the crack of dawn getting your meal ready, and we would hate to see you go without.
Regular hot meal delivery Monday through Friday between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Weekly delivery of bagged or frozen meals for the weekend
What other services do you have?
We are here for you. Tamworth Community Nurse has been serving the residents of the Tamworth communities for over 100 years. Please do not hesitate to contact us for your skilled nursing needs.
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FAQ's - Volunteer Drivers - Delivering Smiles
Do I need a drivers license and insurance?
Yes, you will need a current driver's license, automobile insurance coverage and a clean DMV record, as well as demonstrate safe driving skills
Do I use my own vehicle?
Yes, volunteers use their own vehicle to pick up meals from Ossipee Concerned Citizens, in Ossipee, NH, deliver to each client on the route, and return the containers to a designated location in Tamworth.
Do I need to fill out an application?
Yes, an application needs to be completed and you must pass a background check.
Will I be trained?
Yes, training is provided by shadowing one of our experienced drivers. For more information, please contact Volunteer Coordinator.
How does a typical volunteer delivery shift work?
Volunteers drive to Ossipee Concerned Citizens in Ossipee to pick up the meals stored in easy-to-carry thermal coolers, and deliver them to Tamworth residents using a route designed by your own TCNA MOW coordinator. You will receive detailed driving and delivery directions – no preparation is necessary. Once your route is finished, you will return the coolers to a dropoff site located in Tamworth.
How long does it take to deliver meals?
Delivery routes are designed to take about one hour. Some people find it’s easy to deliver meals during the lunch break.
When are meals delivered?
Meals are generally delivered between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday.
How often will I deliver meals?
As often as you would like! Many of our volunteers choose one to two days a week or one day a month to deliver meals. Commit to a frequency you are comfortable with, and you can always decide to deliver more often in the future.
What happens during each delivery?
Volunteers bring the meal to each recipient’s door. Part of the fun of delivering is visiting with recipients but it is important to keep visits brief enough for you to complete your route on time.
Many people forget about our neighbors diverse backgrounds. You never know who you’ll meet, and the fascinating stories you’ll hear.
If you find that your recipient needs additional help, you can contact your MOW program coordinator.
How do I sign up to volunteer for Meals on Wheels?
Fill out the volunteer form located in the link below, at our office, or call Tamworth Community Nurse at 603-323-8511 for more information.
Make a difference by delivering fresh food, friendly visits, right to the door