Who qualifies for Meals?
The criteria for service is an inability to shop or cook for oneself. The service may be long term as for the frail elderly and/or disabled or short term for those who are convalescing.
When are Meals delivered?
Meals are prepared in the St. Paul Meals On Wheels in Pitcairn; two meals a day (one hot and one cold) are delivered Monday – Friday between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
How much does it cost?
Our program asks for a donation to help defray the cost of the food. The suggested donation is $5.00 per day.
How does the program work?
The success of Meals-On-Wheels depends upon many dedicated volunteers who “KEEP THE WHEELS ROLLING”. Volunteers can be:
- Kitchen Helpers
Volunteers do much more than prepare and deliver meals. Daily, they bring a cheerful greeting, check on a person’s well-being and handle emergencies when necessary. The commitment can range from several hours per week to 2-4 hours per month.
In addition to home delivered meals these teams provide the important plus of personal contact; a quality missing from the day to day lives of many a homebound person. This contact not only reassures the recipient that someone is concerned about them; but should they need emergency assistance the delivery teams can help and assist.
How Can I Help?
You may volunteer your time and talent or make a tax deductible contribution. Contact St. Paul by contacting us here.
Businesses and schools interested in community service projects are also encouraged to contact us.
THERE HAS NEVER BEEN A MORE CRITICAL TIME TO GET INVOLVED
Every Monday through Friday two meals, one hot and one cold, are delivered to our client’s homes. The menu for each meal has been made from scratch to not only be nutritious and well balanced; but also to taste good. Unfortunately we cannot accomodate personal taste preferences or special diets, such as, lactose intolerance, gluten free, or vegetarian meals. All clients receive the same low salt meals (except diabetics which get low sugar dessert).
Because our menu is constantly changing and adjusted according to the donated foods we receive weekly, we cannot provide menus in advance. Here is an example of a typical weeks menu:
Honey Mustard Chicken
Old Fashioned macaroni
Rigatoni W Meat Sc.
Ham Salad Sandwich