Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels

For many homebound seniors, receiving a daily hot meal and a friendly visit are not common. But with Meals on Wheels, this simple act can become a cherished daily ritual in the life of a senior. Consider making a donation by selecting the the "Harry K. Smith Meals-on-Wheels Fund."

The Recipients

Individuals who are age 60 years or older, incapacitated or disabled, and who are limited in meal preparation may be eligible to participate in the home-delivered meals program. Recipients are often nutritionally at-risk adults who may be disabled, living alone, or low-income earners.

If you know of anyone who would be appropriate as a recipient of our program contact Kate Daniel at kdaniel@erjcchouston.org or 713.595.8177 so that we can schedule an appointment to visit with and assess that senior.

The Volunteers

For a volunteer, Meals on Wheels is a unique opportunity in learning and service. Our dedicated volunteers provide the necessary means to help the homebound elderly by volunteering 1-5 hours per week and delivering 8-20 meals per day. While many individuals serve as volunteers for the program, Meals on Wheels is looking toward local businesses and corporations to join our "Corporate Volunteer Corps". Businesses participating in this program recruit volunteers from their organization that are assigned to drive weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly.

Volunteer as a meal deliver, meal packer, assessor, or office assistant for the Meals on Wheels program by contacting Kate Daniel at kdaniel@erjcchouston.org or 713.595.8177.

Meals on Wheels America LogoThe Meals 

Our meals are either Standard American or Kosher and are delivered to a recipient’s home each weekday. Kosher meals are prepared in-house under supervision by the Houston Kashrut Association. Frozen meals may additionally be provided, as funding allows. Each meal provides at least one third of the nutritional recommended daily allowance for an individual.

Home delivered meals are offered through the Harris County Area Agency on Aging with funding from the Older Americans Act, the Texas Department of Agriculture Texans Feeding Texans Home-Delivered Meal Grant Program, the United Way of Greater Houston,  and the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston. Local funding and participant contributions supplement federal and state revenues.

The Service Area

Meals are delivered between the Southwest Freeway and Highway 288, and between the South 610 Loop and the Fort Bend County Line. Zip codes serviced include 77031, 77035, 77045, 77051, 77053, 77071, 77074, 77081, 77085, 77096 and Bellaire outside of the Loop.  

 

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