GROVE CITY AREA MEALS ON WHEELS
SERVING GROVE CITY
AMOUNT DONATED: $1,205
Grove City Area Meals on Wheels prepares and delivers hot, nutritious meals to elderly, disabled and convalescent members of the community at an affordable price. We deliver to Grove City, Leesburg, Mercer, Harrisville and Slippery Rock. Sometimes our volunteers are the only person a client sees all day, being a safety-net particularly for those living alone.
Giving Week Progress:
FUNDRAISING GOAL: $2,000
Programs Supported by Your Donations
Meals on Wheels helps people who may not be able to shop or cook for themselves and makes it possible for them to stay in their homes. The clients pay $4.00 per hot meal with the option to add a light cold supper for an additional $2.00. Our meals are made fresh, Monday-Friday, in our kitchen. Additional meals may also be ordered for the weekend and holidays. A 5-week rotation of meals is used, so there is a nice variety for our clients. Last year we served 10,487 hot meals and 4,993 cold meals with the number of clients this year increasing. Our meals are hand delivered to our clients by volunteers. They not only deliver a meal, but they also provide understanding, patience, smiles and listening ears. This is also a comfort to our client’s families, to have someone checking in on their loved ones, especially for the families who don’t live nearby.
Needs that Cannot beMet without Your Help
Food prices this year continue to rise and we are concerned that with the amount of donations that we usually receive, we may not be able to meet our budgeted costs. The cost of groceries for the first quarter this year has increased by 5% from the previous quarter and it looks like it’s going to continue to go up. Our funding comes from donations and a United Way grant, we do not receive any federal funding. Without your support of additional donations, we may not be able to keep our meals at the affordable cost that they are.