Meals on Wheels Kitsap has been the major provider of nutrition services for elderly persons age 60 years and older in Kitsap County since 1973.
Did you know it is a community based organization that depends on donations and volunteers?
Many people have heard of Meals on Wheels Kitsap, but few really know who they are and what they do.
They are the folks who deliver noontime meals to home-bound seniors. The meals are delivered by volunteer drivers who not only deliver the meals, but also spend a few minutes visiting and doing a visual check of the surroundings to ensure their clients are safe and well in their homes.
Occasionally their drivers may find a senior who has fallen or is ill. Depending on the situation, help is called. It may be "911" if the situation is serious or it may be a family member to ask them to look in on their loved one. If there is any reason for concern, no one rests until the issue is resolved and their senior client is safe. Meals on Wheels Kitsap is the safety net, the knock on the door that will bring help if needed. They are the ones our seniors count on to be there for them.
For adult children who live out of Kitsap County, Meals on Wheels Kitsap is the one who looks in on their parents on a consistent basis. While delivering meals, they can make sure their parents are safe and alert them to any changes or concerns they may notice. Meals on Wheels Kitsap is the eyes and ears. They are the peace of mind.
They also operate nine community dining meal sites for folks 60 years of age and older. At their meal sites, clients are served hot, nutritious meals and can socialize with others. For most clients who dine at one of their meal sites, it is the social interaction and participation in activities that keep them coming back. Many of their clients live alone and the opportunity to visit with others helps keep their minds healthy and alert. Meals on Wheels Kitsap volunteers also keep a watchful eye on meal site diners and may contact a client's family or friend if they notice a concern of any kind. Meals on Wheels Kitsap is a resource for help and information. They are a group of people who care.
During the year they host several events & other creative options to help raise funds. Here are two that are taking place in NOVEMBER. Kindly consider either or both when you're doing your holiday decorating and shopping.
WREATHS, SWAGS & CENTERPIECES
Many of us buy these every year. Kindly consider making your purchase this year through the Meals on Wheels Holly Jolly Fundraiser. You'll be glad you did.
HOLIDAY SHOPPING MADE EASY!
Mark your calendars and attend the 6th Annual Jingle Fest on Saturday and Sunday of Thanksgiving Weekend.
Swag Bags to first 250 each day ~ Raffle Items ~ Bake Sale ~ Visit with Santa ~ Gift Wrap ~ Workshops ~ And More.