Sam said, "The one thing that really hit me, was seeing how just how desperate and vulnerable some of my recipients are. Mr. and Mrs. F were so grateful from our last grocery delivery, that Mr. F broke down and cried while I was standing there with his meal in my hands. He opened up more about their needs and I learned that too often, they are hungry with no pantry supplies. It breaks my heart to know that they, along with other seniors, are in such need for additional food and socialization. This is why I continue to be a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. Because just giving an hour or two each week goes so far for those who are in need.”
Sam has been volunteering every Wednesday for the last two years. Like Sam, all of our volunteers sees the lasting impact they have on the seniors in our community who are homebound. The J’s Meals on Wheels program depends on volunteers to help get out meals to daily to 420 homebound seniors.
Judaism teaches that when we give to others, we give to ourselves. We recognize that our connection to each other is more important now than it has ever been as our seniors find themselves to be further removed from the community. Especially in the midst of COVID-19, seniors are struggling even more to get basic items.
We are collecting enough groceries to supply 100 of our most food insecure seniors with items they otherwise would not be able to get. Groceries can be donated and delivered now through Thurs, Nov 5 via our Amazon wish list: https://a.co/5s8wS24.
All items should be sent to the Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center. (5601 S. Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX 77096). Visit our sign-up genius to help deliver and for other details: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/70a094cabaf28a0fc1-grocery.
Our community volunteers have been so amazing to help with these projects and we truly appreciate the continued support.
To learn more about this project or volunteering, contact Kari Stein, Meals on Wheels Program Coordinator, at 832-408-532 or firstname.lastname@example.org