Meals on Wheels
Stock the Pantry
Help us stock the pantries of Meals on Wheels homebound seniors.
If you can help by providing pantry items, you can find a list of needed items on this Amazon Wishlist.
Meals on Wheels Holiday Delivery
Dec 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 | 10:15 AM
Give back this holiday season and help the J’s Meals on Wheels deliver hot meals to homebound seniors.
Families will deliver to local seniors in surrounding neighborhoods. Each family will be delivering meals to 10-15 seniors and deliveries should take 1-2 hours total. Families will meet at the J and instructions will be given onsite. The driver should be at least 18 years of age and you will need a GPS to map between delivery locations. Please wear a mask when delivering meals as this is a mandatory safety precaution.
Make it an extra special mitzvah by creating your own holiday cards to pass out to the seniors when you deliver their meals!
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."
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 713.595.8177.
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 email@example.com or 713.595.8177 so that we can schedule an appointment to visit with and assess that senior.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 713.595.8177.