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PJ Library Stock a Seniors's Pantry Project

Tuesday, Aug 18
Join the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston's PJ Library, and help us fill the pantries of homebound seniors who live in our community. The groceries will go directly into the pantries of our Meals on Wheels clients. Homebound seniors are more isolated than ever, and with the help of our community, we can take away this worry so they can remain healthy and safe in their homes. In addition to helping buy groceries for the seniors in our community, you can also help deliver the groceries on Tuesday, August 18.
 
Visit our wish list. Start stocking now! We can accept deliveries through Aug 17.
Sign up to deliver groceries to Meals on Wheels clients on Aug 18.

Donate

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." 

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 with us as a meal deliverer, meal packer, assessor, or office assistant for the Meals on Wheels program by contacting Kari Stein at kstein@erjcchouston.org or 713.595.8177.

Recipients

Individuals who are age 60 years or older 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 Kari Stein at kstein@erjcchouston.org or 713.595.8177 so that we can schedule an appointment to visit with and assess that senior. 

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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.

Service Area

The Evelyn Rubenstein JCC Meals on Wheels program serves homebound seniors living in Southwest Houston which includes West University Place, Southside Place, Gulfton, Shenandoah, Braes Timbers, Meyerland, Almeda, Braeburn Terrace, City of Bellaire, Braes Oaks, Fondren, Central Southwest, Willow Meadow, Willowbend, Braeswood Place and Westbury. 

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For more information please contact Kari Stein at kstein@erjcchouston.org or 713.595.8177.