Village of Diamond

Grundy Volunteers Needed

CONTACT:  Elizabeth Bowman

 RELEASE DATE:  Jan 31, 2023


 MORRIS, IL, Jan. 31 — Meals on Wheels (Community Nutrition Network and Senior Services Association) is looking for volunteers to help serve and deliver nutritious meals to adults age 60 and above who are in need in our community. We are a donation-based nonprofit. and all meals are approved by a licensed dietitian to meet federal guidelines for daily nutrition needs. No one is ever turned away if unable or unwilling to pay.

Volunteering for Meals on Wheels is a great way to make a huge impact in a short amount of time. By delivering or helping to serve or prepare meals you ensure nutritious food and a friendly visit are delivered to adults age 60 or above in your community. Anyone can help, and it’s a great volunteer opportunity for families and teams of employees, as well. Sign up today and find out how easy and rewarding it is to bring nutrition and independence to your neighbors!

Two volunteers are needed to help pack pre-made meals Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. in Morris (even one day a week would be a huge help).

Two volunteers are needed to help serve meals in Mazon (once a month from 10:30 am to 1 pm), two volunteers are needed for Minooka (once a month from 10:30 am to 3 pm), and two volunteers are needed for Coal City (twice a month from 10:30 am to 1 pm). Volunteers will be guided by a certified food safety associate.

Two volunteers are needed to help guide clients to registration once a month on the first Monday from 8 am to 11 a.m.

No special training is needed, just a willingness to help adults over age 60 in our community. For more information or to sign up, please call Linda Reiter at 312-207-5290 or email <>.

Community Nutrition Network and Senior Services Association (CNNSSA) provides nutritious, hot home-delivered meals five days a week, weekend meals, shelf-stable meals twice a year, and meals at local restaurants such as the Morris Chop Shop, R Place, and the Whistle Stop Cafe through special partnerships. Our monthly cafes in Minooka, Mazon, and Coal City provide healthy meals and socialization opportunities. For more information, please call 815-941-1590.

CNNSSA does not discriminate in admission to programs or activities or treatment of employment in programs or activities in compliance with the Illinois Human Rights Act; the U.S. Civil Rights Act; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act; the Age Discrimination Act; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act; and the U.S. and Illinois Constitutions. If you feel you have been discriminated against, you have a right to file a complaint, dial 1-800-252-8966 (Voice and TDD), or contact the Director of Personnel (312) 207-5290.

We are funded in part by the Meals on Wheels Foundation of Northern Illinois and AgeGuide of Northeastern Illinois. This project was supported, in part by grant number 90INNU0039, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Funds, in whole or in part, for this publication were provided through Age Guide of Northeastern Illinois under Title Ill of the Older Americans Act as administered through the Illinois Department on Aging and the Federal Administration on Aging