Meals On Wheels Charlotte Friendship Trays

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We hear regularly from the men and women who receive Friendship Trays. Read some of their comments.

Here's an archive of newsletters mailed to supporters or made available to people visiting our lobby.

For an archive of our fund-raising appeals, click here.


Click above for a picture of the full-page map in our office where we track locations where we deliver. The map is changing constantly as people come on and off the program. Be sure to see the original when you're next in South End.

Let us speak to your group. We'll explain the mission, the methods, and the key role volunteers play in Charlotte-Mecklenburg's meals-on-wheels program. Send an e-mail to Executive Director Lucy Bush Carter for more details.

Come see  us at 2401-A Distribution Street in eclectic South End. Here's a map. Or give us a telephone call at 704-333-9229 between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. After 2 p.m., please leave us a message.

Learn more about our Driving Away Hunger Golf Tournament, held early in May each year. This is Friendship Trays' largest single annual fund-raising event and we'd love for your foursome to participate.



How you can help
Click on pictures to learn ways you can make a difference

Volunteer Volunteers are key to the strength and effectiveness of the Friendship Trays program. There are many opportunities for one to volunteer, from preparing meal containers, to placing food in trays, to sorting meals by route to driving and delivering meals to recipients. Here's a list. People volunteer as often as once a week or as little as once a month. Interested? E-mail Volunteer Coordinator Lani Lawrence. Download the volunteer application form here, in Microsoft Word or as a PDF, print the file, fill it in and bring it along when you visit.


Donate More than half of Friendship Trays' annual budget is covered by donations. There is a way for you to support this work that fits your interests and means. Click at left for more information.



Place a blurb in a newsletter Download drafts of short articles about how your congregation's or organization's members may benefit from meals delivered by Friendship Trays drivers. Click at left to download a Microsoft Word file. Feel free to personalize the text for your brochure.



Recruit drivers Organize your workplace to share the Monday-Friday task of driving a Friendship Trays route. Your could have your own route near your home or workplace if it's open, or you could substitute on a route that has no permanent driver. For more information, click at left to e-mail Lani Lawrence.

Let us hear from you Even if you don't have e-mail, we'd like to hear from you about this mission. Click at left to go to a form where you can send us a message.

Friendship Trays, 2401-A Distribution St. Charlotte, NC 28203 voice 704-333-9229 fax 704-333-5947

Delivering, in a caring and friendly manner, balanced meals to individuals in this community
who are unable, because of age or infirmity, to obtain and prepare their own meal