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At Meals on Wheels of Lancaster we provide freshly prepared meals at a reasonable cost to those who cannot reasonably provide meals for themselves. But this labor of love and community extends beyond food delivery.
Faithfully, many of our neighbors hop in their cars and gather at Meals on Wheels of Lancaster to pick up freshly prepared, quality and nutritious food for home delivery. Between volunteering in the kitchen, driving deliveries, and visiting with meal recipients there are 9 staff members and over 400 volunteers ensuring the food security of approximately 1,000 individuals every year. This labor of love and community extends beyond food delivery.
The center of the mission of Meals on Wheels of Lancaster is to provide freshly prepared meals at a reasonable cost to anyone in our specified geographic area who cannot reasonably provide meals for themselves. That is the beginning of the relationship. We are fortunate to live in a community that wants to give more. As a result, we have begun to find other ways to help our homebound clients maintain their independence through other supportive volunteer opportunities such as seasonal cleaning, social call visits, and light home maintenance support. These projects bring us into relationship with local faith communities and individuals who cannot volunteer during daytime.
Visiting the homes of our clients is an honor. It is also an opportunity and we recognize the power of a safety check. Delivering regularly, we are able to identify changes in safety and wellbeing for our clients and their families. Having on-hand staff ready to receive information from our experienced volunteers we can alert emergency contacts in case of any immediate concerns when we arrive. We are grateful for your interest, support, and participation. Hope to see you around soon!
Carl enjoys visiting and delivering meals to our clients four days out of the week. He incorporates running into his daily routine and trains for his frequent races and marathons six days out of the week.