Our client list has tripled in the last year. We need to add more routes to meet the needs of the community...
and that means more volunteers are needed.
Help the community by donating an hour of your time.
Our missionis to support the rural communities of Amherst County by delivering prepared meals to seniors and disabled individuals. By suppling food and daily contact with the outside world, we make it possible for homebound individuals to continue to lead independent lives and remain in their own homes. Our meals are prepared by local restaurants. We receive no government funding, but instead draw our support from the individuals, businesses and religious and social organizations of our county. As a member of the Meals on Wheels Association of America, we embody the spirit of that organization's Rural Initiative, striving to become an integral part of our rural communities.
Want to make a difference?
Deliver meals once a week or once or twice a month and bring nutrition to the homebound.
Donate $22 and supply a week's food for someone in need.
By mail: Blue Ledge, PO Box 1332, Amherst, VA 24521
Blue Ledge clientsreceive one meal a day, up to five days a week, depending on their needs. Our program is flexible and no client need enter into a long term arrangement with us. Some clients may need us only in the short term while recovering from an illness. Others are with us for the long haul. Any adult without the ability and means to prepare food is eligible, regardless of age. Clients or their families are encouraged to contribute towards the cost of their meals, but clients who are unable to manage any contribution are accepted if sponsorships are available.
Blue Ledge volunteersinclude regular drivers and substitutes. A regular driver is assigned one route, one day a week or one day every other week (only 2 days a month). Substitutes fill in when regulars need relief. Some volunteers team up with friends, either taking turns or sharing the experience. Blue Ledge provides drivers with quality delivery equipment to maintain appropriate food temperatures.
Blue Ledge donorsare families, churches, businesses, and civic organizations in Amherst County. Besides donations, support comes from our fund raising activities and foundation grants.
Use the DONATE button below and make a safe and secure contribution to Blue Ledge through PayPal.
The entire amount of your donation will be used to feed a needy senior or disabled person in Amherst or Nelson County. $22 buys a week of meals; $90 pays for a full month.
To apply for food deliveryfor yourself or for a friend or family member, click on the Client Application pdf, print and fill out the form, and mail to Blue Ledge, PO Box 1332, Amherst, VA 24521.
To apply to join our volunteer team, click on the Volunteer Application pdf, print and fill out the form, and mail to Blue Ledge, PO Box 1332, Amherst, VA 24521.