Meals on Wheels in Fargo needs volunteers

Valley Senior Services delivers more than 1,400 hot meals each day to home-bound residents over the age of 60 in six counties, including Cass.

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At right, Ardys Mandt receives a meal from Laura Maeyaert, West Fargo Meals on Wheels coordinator, in this 2014 photo in Fargo. Michael Vosburg / Forum Photo Editor

FARGO — The Meals on Wheels program is seeking volunteers to help deliver hot meals to seniors in Fargo, according to a news release.

Valley Senior Services said it needs volunteers for January and February. The group delivers more than 1,400 hot meals each day to home-bound residents who are at least 60 years old.

It oversees operations in Cass, Steele, Traill, Ransom, Sargent and Richland counties. The call for volunteers is for delivery to Fargo seniors, but people also can volunteer to help out in those counties, said Kayle Oliver, a spokesperson for the Fargo Park District.

“Delivering Meals on Wheels is a simple and rewarding way to help seniors in our community who are unable to prepare meals for themselves,” the release said.

There is a growing demand for delivery services through the program, Valley Senior Services said. Volunteers are needed year round, according to the release.


Volunteers must be at least 18 years old or accompanied by a parent or authorized adult, the release said. Volunteers will use their personal vehicles and must have a valid driver’s license and proof of insurance.

Valley Senior Services will conduct a background check. Volunteers must complete a photo release form and application.

Forms can be downloaded at and must be returned to the Valley Senior Services office at 2801 32nd Ave. S. in Fargo.

For more information, call Valley Senior Services at 701-293-1440 or visit

April Baumgarten joined The Forum in February 2019 as an investigative reporter. She grew up on a ranch 10 miles southeast of Belfield, N.D., where her family raises Hereford cattle. She double majored in communications and history/political science at the University of Jamestown, N.D.
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