MOW FAQ

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  • General (5 entries)

    History and purpose of the organization
    • Christian Nursing Service (CNS) began Meals On Wheels (MOW) in 1969 to provide nutritious and inexpensive hot lunches and cold sack dinners to senior citizens. CNS volunteer nurses, doing home ...
    • Most clients are over sixty years old living alone or with their spouse in their own home; they are not homeless. A few clients are younger than 60 living alone and ...
    • The average cost for a client who gets meals seven days a week, hot meals for five days and frozen meals on the weekend is about $100 per month:  ...
    • While $100/month/client is very inexpensive, not all clients are able to pay the full amount. Indeed some are unable to pay any. When a client is accepted into the program, we ...
    • Meals on Wheels depends on volunteers. Frieda Crosby has been delivering meals for 42 years. She and her late husband Wayne were among the original 16 volunteers. Twice a month on ...
  • The MOW Restaurant (4 entries)

    Every weekday except Thanksgiving and Christmas volunteers gather at the kitchen of St. Elizabeth Health - Crawfordsville to package and deliver hot lunch meals and cold sack dinner meals to about 60 clients. Here is the story of the “MOW Restaurant”.
    • Along with meals, volunteers deliver menus to the clients on Tuesday for the following week. A typical menu has choices for each day. For example, on Monday, a typical menu has ...
    • Volunteers pick up the menus on Thursday and Friday and leave them at the hospital. The kitchen manager gathers the menus, checks each menu to be sure that the ...
    • Each weekday morning, two volunteer packers arrive at the hospital between 9:00 and 9:30 AM. They are responsible for making sure the hot meals are packed into aluminum containers and labeled ...
    • Five groups of volunteers gather at St. Elizabeth Health - Crawfordsville’s kitchen at 10:45 AM to pick up the hot meals and sacks for their route. They also pick up a ...