Meals on Wheels

 

On Saturday, November 15th, stop by the Barkley, Ferndale, Meridian or Sehome Haggen Store and help us Stuff the Trunk of a new Dewey Griffin Subaru with emergency food supplies for Meals on Wheels.  Click HERE for more information.

 

Today, 8.8 million seniors in the United States, or nearly 1 in 6, face the threat of hunger.  Many of these at risk seniors are homebound due to illness or disability.

 

This year the Meals on Wheels program will  provide 60,000+ nutritious  meals to homebound seniors in Whatcom and San Juan Counties.  This vital service meets a critical need in our community, allowing many seniors to continue to live independently in their homes.  Meals on Wheels also allows many seniors to recover in their homes after a surgery or illness.  All Meals on Wheels participants receive an in home assessment by our Registered Dietitian or another qualified individual.

 

The 400+ seniors served by Meals on Wheels each year are some of the most at risk elders in our community.

  • Over 80% of our Meals on Wheels clients are considered very low income by HUD guidelines.

 

  • Over 75% of those receiving Meals on Wheels in Whatcom County are determined to be at high nutritional risk at the time of our registered dietitian’s initial in-home assessment.

 

Who is eligible to receive Meals on Wheels?

 

Adults in Whatcom and San Juan Counties are eligible to receive Meals on Wheels if they are:

  • At least 60 years old;  And
  • Homebound;  And
  • Have difficulty shopping for and/ or safely preparing nutritious meals

 

How much does it cost to receive Meals on Wheels?

 

Meals on Wheels are offered on a donation only basis. Although Meals on Wheels participants are asked to donate what they can to help pay for the meals, no one is denied service due to inability to donate.

 

Our dedicated Meals on Wheels Volunteers and Staff do more than just deliver meals to seniors. They provide a warm social connection and often form strong bonds with the clients they serve. Volunteers are often the first to notice and report a change in an isolated seniors behavior.

 

 

To find out more about the Meals on Wheels Program for yourself or for a loved one, click HERE to complete an online form, or call 360-733-4030 ext 1030.

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