Sunday
May272012

After 42 years Crosby still delivers meals

Frieda Crosby was one of the sixteen volunteers who delivered meals in 1969, when MOW first started.The Journal Review featured a story about Frieda Crosby, a Meals On Wheels (MOW) volunteer, who was one of the first sixteen who delivered meals in 1969. CNS formed the organization to provide nutritious and inexpensive hot lunches and cold sack dinners to senior citizens.  CNS volunteer nurses, doing home visits, recognized that many seniors were not able to prepare their own meals. So, the CNS Board began MOW to provide a hot lunch and a cold sack dinner five days a week.  Later, MOW added frozen dinners for the weekend.  They began with sixteen clients and now have over sixty.

Most clients are over 60 years old and live in their own home; they are not homeless. Those under 60 are often, because of a disability, unable to prepare their own meals.  Additionally, some clients may request MOW for a short time while they recover from illness or surgery.

You can read the original article by CLICKING on this link - Journal Review, September 9, 2011. 

Sunday
May272012

Meals on Wheels begins new route

 

Krish McClamroch (left), a volunteer with Meal on Wheels, delivers a meal to Betty McKinney. In October, the Journal Review published an article about the desire of Meals On Wheels to begin a new route. MOW was able to add the additional route. There are now five routes with between 10-15 clients on each route. About 60 clients were being served in May, 2012. You can read the original article by CLICkING HERE: Journal Review, Thursday, October 27, 2011