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JMeals: 10,000 More Miles
 
Tuesday, May 31, 2016
by mgroogan

For Immediate Release

May 10, 2016

JMeals: 10,000 More Miles for 10,000 More Meals

Houston, TX – Evelyn Rubenstein JCC of Houston has been helping home-bound seniors get daily, vital nutrition from friendly faces for more than three decades. J Meal volunteers delivered more than 119,000 meals to homebound seniors in our community last year. A recent gift from the Pauline Sterne Wolff Memorial Foundation of a new delivery truck to help deliver those meals will help expand the program to include more meals to more recipients.

“The Foundation’s consistent support of JMeals continues to ensure we meet increased need in our community,” said Timothy Stewart, Director of Community Meals and Transportation Services. “The new truck will help us in adding another 40 people to daily service, reducing our wait list and allowing delivery of another 10,000 meals in the coming year.”

Over the last 34 years, JMeals has served over a million meals, genuinely improving the health and sense of isolation felt by thousands of homebound seniors living among us. Your support has also helped to raise awareness of important senior health issues through our work.

Since the home-delivered meals program is not an entitlement program, meal delivery availability is dependent on funding levels and demand at the county level. Kosher meals are prepared in-house under supervision by the Houston Kashrut Association.

Volunteer to deliver meals on wheels by contacting Timothy Stewart at tstewart@erjcchouston.org or 713.595.8178.

Photo Caption: (Ladies in the front) Marcy Taub Wessel and Regina Rogers from the Pauline Sterne Wolff Memorial Foundation pictured with Joel Dinkin Executive Vice President of the J and Timothy Stewart, Director Community Meals and Transportation Services at the J standing next to the newest delivery truck.

 

            Evelyn Rubenstein JCC Houston is a non-profit organization that provides quality programs for all members of the family including infants, school-aged children, teens, adults and seniors. Evelyn Rubenstein JCC provides more than $350,000 in scholarship aid to area families in need thanks to the generous support received, in part, from the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston and the United Way.

 


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