January 29th, 2020 by

For some members of our community, the simple act of leaving home to visit the grocery store or local diner is an incredibly taxing or impossible feat.

Our neighbors with limited mobility or access to healthy meals rely on giving programs like Meals on Wheels to stay fed. If you’re wondering what the program does or how you can get involved, then read on!

Feeding Our Community

When you’re homebound, either due to the limitations of age, poor health, or a longtime disability, some of the simplest chores turn extremely strenuous. Fortunately, even those neighbors that can’t get out to the grocery store regularly can rely on Meals on Wheels to stay fed.

Through this program, a hot lunch and cold dinner are delivered every Monday through Friday between the hours of 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 a.m. All these meals are prepared with nutrition in mind, ensuring that homebound residents receive the nutrients they need to stay healthy.

Meals on Wheels will never refuse a recipient because of their financial limitations, either. Meal costs are determined on a case by case basis according to the client’s budget.

More than Just a Meal

In spite of the name, the Meals on Wheels program is about so much more than simply providing food to recipients. The program also provides companionship for senior or disabled community members.

Even if a client doesn’t get to see their family or friends every day, a Meals on Wheels team member will be around to check in five days a week. This sort of companionship provides peace of mind for those who live alone.

How Can You Get Involved?

As a nonprofit organization, Meals on Wheels thrives only because of the support of volunteers such as yourself. There are numerous ways to get involved, each as valuable as the next:
• Kitchen assistance
• Product and service donations
• Driving
• Delivery assistance

Serving Up Good Health Near You

Whether it’s a limited mobility senior or a disabled community member, Meals on Wheels is committed to connecting all our neighbors with healthy meals. If you’d like to volunteer at a kitchen near you, get in touch with the Meals on Wheels team either on their website or on Facebook!

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