Message from Our Executive Director

Dear Volunteers, Donors and Friends of MOWOCNC

I want to start with a thank you for your volunteerism, outreach and donations as we navigate this current reality. Our goal has been to maintain delivery while keeping our recipients and volunteers safe. In southern Orange County we have returned to daily, weekday hot meal delivery. In northern Orange County, we deliver one hot meal and 4 frozen meals each Monday. Our volunteer phone brigade is still calling recipients who wish to maintain a phone connection. Our emergency food and supply box service has also continued as we strive to meet the food needs of our recipients. 

There are a number of ways you can support Meals on Wheels during this time:


  1. Phone Calling: We have established a volunteer phone brigade to call recipients. Volunteers will be supplied with a call sheet, basic script, and instructions on how to share information gathered with the office.

  2. Meal Delivery: In southern Orange County we are delivering every weekday from 10:30-12:30PM. Regular volunteers and sub drivers as well as set-up volunteers are needed. In northern Orange County, we are delivering every Monday. Drivers and set-up volunteers are needed in Hillsborough so we can expand hot meal delivery to multiple days. 

  3. Emergency Food and Supply Boxes: Volunteers have been a great source of supplies for and putting together of, emergency food and supply boxes. For details on what goes into making a complete box or a general list of items needed, please click here. Completed boxes and supplies can be delivered to the MOWOCNC office at 632 Laurel Hill Road (St Thomas More South Campus) between 9am-1pm M-F. 

  4. Bakers: MOWOCNC adds a little bit of extra love in each meal with the addition of a home-baked dessert. Both regular and sugar-free desserts are needed. We request each baker make and deliver two dozen individually packaged desserts for distribution. 

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Heather Harris, Volunteer Coordinator, at

We understand that everyone has to make the best decisions for their own health and safety. Even if you volunteer and decide later that you are not comfortable or able, just let us know.


If you are able, please consider a financial gift to MOWOCNC to help us maintain and expand our service. Please donate by clicking here or by mailing a check to MOWOCNC, PO Box 2102, Chapel Hill, NC 27515.


Last, but certainly not least, I want to add that MOWOCNC is a community. One made up of volunteers, recipients, donors, friends, vendors, partners and staff, all of whom make what we do possible. In this time of uncertainty, we want you to know, we are here for you. If you need support - getting food, doing a necessary errand, or just in need of a friendly voice to say hi and chat, please let us know. You can reach us at or call 919-942-2948.

Together, we can deliver.

With appreciation -