Jefferson-Madison Regional Library Credit: Jefferson-Madison Regional Library

Meals (and Books) on Wheels

Meals on Wheels of Charlottesville/Albemarle and Jefferson-Madison Regional Library (JMRL) have teamed up to deliver books to local residents who are homebound. 

Residents using the services of Meals on Wheels may now have JMRL library items delivered right to their door by Meals on Wheels volunteers. The volunteers will also pick up the items for return. The library’s Bookmobile staff will provide all the books and other items, filling requests for specific titles or subjects in multiple formats including large-print and audio.

Leigh Trippe, Executive Director of Meals on Wheels said, “We are so excited about this opportunity to partner with JMRL. With their help we are able to give our homebound clients one more way to interact with the world beyond their home, connecting with their community.”

Library Director John Halliday agreed, saying, “The library is delighted to work with Meals on Wheels to feed the bodies and minds of our homebound residents.”

Meals on Wheels of Charlottesville/Albemarle was started in 1977 and currently serves over 270 clients utilizing 185 volunteers each week delivering hot meals on weekdays. 

The JMRL Bookmobile has served Albemarle and Charlottesville since 1947, and visits assisted living facilities, preschools, and rural neighborhoods.