Originally Published: October 8, 2017 6 a.m.
For 45 years Prescott Meals on Wheels has been serving older adults who are unable to get to a store to purchase food and/or are unable to prepare food.
Prescott Meals on Wheels recipients typically live alone, do not have a support system and most are low income. They have nutritional needs that would go unmet without assistance. Some recipients have a short-term need while recovering from surgery or while terminally ill. Others require long-term support due to a chronic illness or disability that renders them unable to care for their own nutritional needs.
Over the last 12 months, our dedicated staff and volunteers served and delivered over 58,000 meals and we now provide services to Prescott Valley.
For many recipients, Meals on Wheels means staving off hunger as well as a way to avoid being institutionalized. Our volunteer drivers provide a wellness check and welcome moments of conversation providing a respite from loneliness and isolation. Please think about your neighbors, friends and family and let us know if any of these folks could use our services.
We appreciate the donors, foundations and corporate sponsors that help us successfully meet the needs of our community. It is due to your support that we have never turned anyone away who needs our help.
I invite you to visit us for lunch and perhaps consider becoming part of our Prescott Meals On Wheel volunteer team.
With boundless gratitude,
Bert Ijams, Executive Director
Prescott Meals On Wheels