If you were alone, at home and unable to cook for yourself, wouldn’t you like to receive a well-balanced, hot meal delivered by a smiling volunteer? Five days a week, approximately 100 older adults in the Lee county area experience that pleasure thanks to the Meals on Wheels program operated by Methodist Senior Services’ Traceway campus.
The recipients of Meals on Wheels must be at least 60 years of age and typically have no other dependable daily source for planning, cooking and serving their meals. Many also have very low incomes. These senior adults are homebound and unable to prepare a well-balanced hot meal. Since there is no charge for the meals, the Meals on Wheels program depends on donations from individuals, businesses, church groups and the United Way of Northeast Mississippi to continue the program.
This vital program would also not exist without the 300 plus volunteers who deliver meals each year. These dedicated volunteers spend about an hour delivering an average of 10 meals to people within a defined route. Volunteers serve from one day a month to several times a week, depending on their schedules.
We need your help to fulfill our mission - to serve older adults in the spirit of Christian love.
In order to serve more people in Tupelo and Lee County, more resources are needed. If you are interested in volunteering to deliver meals or making a donation to one of God’s older children, please contact us.
Director, Meals on Wheels