Hunger and homelessness is an awful reality in the Charlotte area. Among the hungry are people who are elderly, recovering from injuries or disabilities. With these overwhelming challenges facing their everyday life, it’s often hard for these individuals to cook themselves a meal, go to the grocery store or even afford any food at all. This fall, you have an opportunity to not only fill bellies, but also touch the lives of neighbors in need.
Friendship Trays, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg division of Meals on Wheels, works tirelessly toward their mission. Delivering nutritious meals to individuals who are unable to afford or prepare their own food, Friendship Trays prides themselves in their ability to provide company to recipients.
Aiding them in their mission is Friendship Gardens.
Friendship Gardens is a program of Friendship Trays that grows, gathers and donates their harvest to be served to those in need. Together, the duo has created the Harvest Prep Team.
Averaging more than 600 meals delivered a day, Friendship Trays and Friendship Gardens could use your help in their Harvest Prep Team a few mornings each month. Becoming a team member means that you are helping feed Charlotte, one nutritious tray at a time.
Can’t cook? No worries. As a Hands on Charlotte volunteer member of Harvest Prep Team, your responsibility is to simply prep the ingredients for cooking. Washing, peeling and destemming is about the extent of your activity during the hour and a half event. It’s a simple, easy way to give back to your community and leave the kitchen with that rewarding feeling that keeps our volunteers coming back.
So, grab your apron, bring your positive attitude and let’s get prepping!
To join the Harvest Prep Team and sign up to volunteer, visit our page.