Local homebound seniors need our help! Imagine being unable to shop for groceries or prepare your own meals. Imagine not getting enough to eat. Imagine being alone and isolated from society. I pray you never know such hardships that, all too often, threaten the well-being of those who are elderly, disabled or ill.
I invite you to join forces with Meals on Wheels to improve the quality of life for our seniors with a gift to the “Adopt a Senior” campaign. Your participation ensures that consistent nutrition and fellowship is readily available to those in need.
Focused on those lacking the means to maintain a healthy diet, Urban Mission’s Meals on Wheels program helps homebound seniors maintain their independence and remain in their own homes for as long as possible. Meals are prepared in the kitchen of Samaritan Keep Home, in accordance with nutritional dietary guidelines, and delivered by caring volunteers who provide a smile, friendly conversation and that important safety check. Last year, our volunteers distributed a total of 35,636 meals to seniors in and around Watertown.
Meals on Wheels recipients make voluntary, confidential contributions toward the cost of their meals as they are able. Our goal is to provide meals to all seniors in need, but we cannot do it without your help. We operate Meals on Wheels efficiently, providing a full meal (including beverage and dessert) each weekday for just $5.26.
The truly exciting news is that you can sponsor meals for a senior at half the cost, thanks to the Northern New York Community Foundation. For a limited time, gifts to “Adopt a Senior” will be matched by the Community Foundation, dollar for dollar, up to $10,000 in total. Click below to send in your gift and help make vulnerable seniors healthier, happier and safer.
In order to maintain confidentiality, we are unable to connect donors with specific meal recipients.
All donations are tax-deductible in keeping with IRS regulations.