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Emergency Preparation Meal Deliveries

Each year we provide shelf-stable meals to seniors who receive Meals on Wheels in our service area and are at risk during emergency situations.

These Emergency Preparedness Meals are for the seniors to put in their pantry in case their regularly delivered meals are missed due to emergency weather like hurricanes or winter storms. As you know hurricanes and winter storms can shut down our cities in this region easily!

As safety is a concern, some seniors can have interrupted service in these events, so we want to make sure they don't go hungry in these cases. We need your help to make all these deliveries---we had over 5,250 meals delivered to seniors June 2019! 


Next Deliveries: May and November 2020 - TBD 

  1. Volunteers pick up the meals with route instructions at Senior Services Office between 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  2. Deliver the meals to the seniors at home within 24 hours of picking up the meals. (Delivery of the meals is during daylight hours. This may mean your pickup is one day and you deliver the next day.

Volunteers and groups can sign up for this event now.

Sign up to volunteer for the Emergency Preparation Meal Delieveries now: 

  1. Login to your profile at 
  2. Click the blue "Opportunity Calendar" tab and go to November
  3. Click on the "Hurricane or Winter Emergency Preparation Meal Deliveries" --- this will open a pop-up window
  4. Click on "Sign up" 


Emergency Deliveries in 2019


SSSEVA's Meals on Wheels and congregate meals clients received emergency prepardeness meals to have on hand in case a severe weather from SSSEVA's awesome volunteers including board members Herb De Groft and Desiree Key; former board member Sheila Mason, Past Board President Vanessa Greene. Our volunteer groups from Courtland Health and Rehab, Norfolk DCS, ODU School of Nursing, the USS Bush, the USS Eisenhower, Tiffany Wilson from Aetna, the Virginia Beach Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.,Insercorp, the Portsmouth Sheriff's Office and Cypress Ruritan Club. As well as the amazing individual volunteers; Tamika Tomlinson, Stephanie Dukes, Avis Hawkins, Sandra Pierce, Gary Zalas, SSSEVA Dietician Kirsten Romero & Nicole Romero, and Cheryl Mabry. 

Thank you to all our volunteers for delivering over 5,250 meals for the hurricane season and over 6,470 meals for the winter season!


Emergency Deliveries in 2018


Thank you to our outstanding volunteers for making time to deliver these meals! Our volunteers included; SSSEVA's Past Board President, Vanessa Greene and her husband Gerry Greene, Debbie Agate, Gary Zalas, St. Mary's - Albero Home, the USS Eisenhower, Lowes in Suffolk, Kayla Lowe, Insercorp, and many SSSEVA employees! 


Emergency Deliveries in 2017

By GEICO and Sentara during the United Way Day of Caring


Check out more pictures from 2017: Meal Deliveries in 2017


Want to become a volunteer? 

If you'd like to become a volunteer with Senior Services, please fill out an online volunteer application today.
New volunteer groups: we have an online group application for you!

All questions can be directed to Kelley Russo at 757-222-4522 or

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