Give The Gift Of A Warm Meal and Double Your Impact

Sunday, November 24, 2019
Posted by: Kari Stein, Meals on Wheels Program Coordinator

A warm meal. A friendly smile. A helping hand. This is how our Meals On Wheels program makes a difference every day for the seniors that live in our neighborhood...550 seniors to be exact! Our Meals on Wheels volunteers and staff ensure these seniors have food on their table, a friend to say hello to and peace of mind. 

Ocy's Story

Ocy is 88 years old and lives happily with his bride of 62 years. He described Meals on Wheels as a “LIFESAVER.”  Ocy and Haruko met when Ocy was stationed in Japan while serving in the Navy. He is proud to have served his country, and now he leans on his country to give a little back to him. 

“We are not as healthy as we used to be and definitely not as young and with that comes challenges to do what used to be simple, such as preparing meals,” said Ocy. “You have no idea how appreciative we are.”

Giving TuesdayYou Can Make a Difference

On Dec 3, #GivingTuesday, give back to those who served us and who we now get the privilege of serving by donating to the Evelyn Rubenstein JCC Meals On Wheels Program.

Double your impact! Now through Dec 3 your donation will be matched 100% up to $5,000 thanks to the support of a generous donor.

What is Giving Tuesday?

Giving Tuesday is a global giving movement. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely-recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

This year it falls on Tuesday, Dec 3.

How to Make a Donation

On Dec 3 keep an eye your email inbox or visit our Donation webpage or Facebook page. We will provide a link to an online form where you can easily make a donation and support our Giving Tuesday campaign.

If you have any questions regarding how to make a contribution, please contact Melanie Beltram at or 832.408.3525.


Category: Giving