Originally Published: August 31, 2018 7:53 p.m.
This year marks the 45th anniversary of Prescott Meals on Wheels serving adults who are unable to shop for food and/or are unable to prepare food. I have been involved with this organization extremely proud of the work they do every day.
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 clients have a short-term need while recovering from surgery, illness or injury, or while terminally ill. Others require long-term support due to a chronic illness or disability that renders them unable to provide for their nutritional needs.
In the past year alone, our dedicated staff and nearly 150 volunteers have served and delivered 65,000 meals to the Prescott and Prescott Valley communities.
Our motto is “more than a meal.” This means that in addition to delivering a daily meal, our drivers provide a wellness check and they welcome moments of conversation. This respite from loneliness and isolation makes a big difference on our clients’ lives.
On behalf of our board of directors, staff, volunteers, and most of all our clients we wish to thank the many donors, foundations, and corporate sponsors who have given so generously to Prescott Meals on Wheels. It is due to their support that we never have turned anyone away who needs our help.
I would like to personally invite you to join us for a midday meal at the Prescott Meals on Wheels dining room at our facility at 1280 E. Rosser St., and perhaps consider joining our volunteer team.
Dennis B. Light
Fund Development Committee Chairman
Prescott Meals on Wheels