Help Fight Hunger in our own County!! Help us reach our goal!
Meals on Wheels in Mineral County is a service designed to assist the frail elderly shut-ins by providing them with one well-balanced, nutritious, hot meal, five days per week. The program is for those persons who cannot cook for themselves, have anyone to cook for them, and are unable to leave their homes for meals. This service allows people to stay in their homes, maintain some independence, and avoid living in costly institutions—a financial benefit to the client and the community. A Meals on Wheels delivery also provides a reassuring “check-in” on those who live alone. Any unanswered delivery is reported and investigated. Any changes in a recipient’s health or needs are noted, and dietary changes are made, as needed. If appropriate, referrals to family, physician, or other community services, are also made.
Unfortunately, many of our meal recipients are unable to donate toward the cost of their meals. It is up to us to raise funds so they do not go hungry. The need is growing, but the funds are shrinking. Your gift will go far to ensure that no one goes to bed hungry. Last year Aging & Family Services was able to serve approximately 30,000 meals on wheels. The cost to prepare one meal is over $6.00. Your gift of $30.00 can provide a meal for a week. $60 would provide meals for two weeks, and a gift of $130 would provide meals for a month for a homebound elderly client. Aging & Family Services is a 501c3 not-for-profit business. Most donations are tax-deductible—please consult your financial advisor for details.
Thank you in advance for your support of this program. Please complete and return the bottom section. Help us meet our $5,000 goal! This is a perfect opportunity for your end-of-year giving!