Did you know that Catholic Charities serves over 400,000 meals each year to seniors in Central Minnesota? Whether gathering for lunch or receiving a visit from a Meals on Wheels volunteer, we make sure over 8,000 seniors receive a hot, nutritionally balanced meal at least once a day.
We prepare, serve and deliver those meals with the help of more than 1,800 volunteers and generous donors. You see, no senior is denied a meal based on his or her ability or inability to pay. While seniors are asked to make a confidential contribution - it doesn’t begin to cover the cost and many seniors are simply unable to contribute anything at all. Due to the limited income of many of our seniors, the contribution we suggest is $3.25 less than the actual cost of the meal. You can do the math.
You can help!
June 16-20 is Meals on Heels week at Catholic Charities. We’re inviting you to join us in providing meals to local seniors dining in your community either through a financial gift or a gift of time. Please choose to participate in one or more of the following ways:
● Stop in and visit! Seniors would love to chat with you. Feel free to purchase lunch and make a new friend. You are always welcome.
● Volunteer to serve lunch. Help prepare and serve or deliver one of our hot meals. We need volunteers both at our dining locations and to deliver Meals on Wheels to our homebound seniors. If you’re interested in volunteering during Meals on Heels week (or anytime) please contact Michelle Arnold at 320.650.1559. Michelle will put you in touch with your local volunteer coordinator.
● Sponsor a Senior. Your one-time gift of:
$15 will provide hot meals to a senior during Meals on Heels week
$63 will provide hot meals to the same senior for the entire month of June
$120 will provide hot meals to a table of eight seniors during Meals on Heels week
$430 will provide hot meals to a senior during Meals on Heels week and for the rest of 2008.
Please consider participating in Meals on Heels week. You can make a difference so “No Senior Goes Hungry.”™ Thank you!
Director of Senior Dining
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of St. Cloud