Meals On Wheels Volunteers Pack & Deliver Flowers, Baked Goods, and More to 700 Homebound on Thanksgiving Morning

Volunteers give Thanksgiving morning to deliver cookies, flowers, and cards (with a car full of family, friends and furry friends too) to over 700 seniors and homebound in Tampa.

Tampa, FL, November 27, 2015 --( Media: Please arrive at Meals On Wheels of Tampa office, 550 W Hillsborough Ave, at 9:00am Thursday, November 26. Volunteers will be pick up pre-packed bags between 9:30-10:30am. Please let Lauren know if you would like to ride along with a volunteer to capture footage at the front door. Thanks!

Meals On Wheels of Tampa (MOWTampa) volunteers will pack over 700 bags for recipients on Wednesday, November 25th for delivery on Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, November 26th.

Over 100 community members and families will volunteer their time, vehicle, and gas to deliver bags filled with homemade cards, fresh baked goods, and flowers to homebound neighbors on the morning of Thanksgiving. Volunteers will pick up items from MOWTampa between 9:30-10:30am. Routes will take volunteers about an hour to complete.

The goal of this mission is to let the homebound members of Tampa know they are loved and thought about during the holiday season, and not forgotten. For most of the recipients this might be the only person they see over the 4-day holiday weekend.

This mission could not have been fulfilled without the hundreds of volunteers who have come together. All Thanksgiving morning goodies have been collected from the community, with dozens of contributions from Hillsborough County schools and many faith based organizations. A special thank you to Random Acts of Flowers for providing bud vases for each recipient.

“We appreciate the generosity and support from our community to help fill the gift bags,” stated Steve King, Executive Director, “a value can not be placed on the difference one small act of kindness will make in our recipients holidays.”

MOW encourages neighbors to help neighbors this holiday season and not to forget the hidden faces of our homebound. Stop in and say hello, you may be the only person they see today.

For additional information or to schedule a ride along for Thanksgiving Morning, please contact Lauren Vance at or call (813) 238-8410 or cell (847) 529-8628

About Meals On Wheels of Tampa:
Meals On Wheels of Tampa has been committed to nourishing and enriching the independent lives of the homebound and seniors of Tampa since 1975. Today, Meals On Wheels of Tampa serves over 700 people with a hot meal during the lunch hour. Meals On Wheels of Tampa is a 4-star charity and relies on its community for support by not accepting government funding.
Meals On Wheels of Tampa
Lauren Vance
cell 847-529-8628