Our meals are prepared to fit into most diet plans. They are portion controlled to provide 1/3 of a senior’s RDI (required daily intake). No salt is added during cooking, they have no trans fats, and they average 800 calories a meal with 85 grams of carbohydrates. Menus are prepared by a registered dietitian and use in-season produce whenever possible.
MOWSWM Executive Director
We have many reasons to be grateful this holiday season. While we struggle to meet the rising number of people needing meals, generous community partners help us bridge the gap between cost of meals and what we receive from state and federal funding through Area Agency on Aging Region IV, and who help us meet the rising need. These community partners include:
Berrien Community Foundation
St. Joseph/Benton Harbor Rotary Foundation
United Way of SW Michigan (including Van Buren county)
The Upton Foundation
Senior hunger is with us throughout the year and is growing. We know that many clients struggle to meet their living costs and that our meals help them to remain living independently. All donations are gratefully received and can be made to Senior Nutrition Services 1708 Colfax Avenue Benton Harbor MI 49022 or online, on this website's "How to Help" page.
A Merry Christmas, Happy Hannukah, Kwanza and Omisoka to all. And all the best to you for 2020!
MOWSWM on the air
on WSJM 94.9
Hear MOWSWM's Renee Reid-Smith explain our mission and how we're accomplishing it:
The MOWSWM portion of the program starts at about 12:00 in.
Sun Coast Packaging elves
pack holiday goodies
Big holiday cheers for the gang from Sun Coast Packaging of Sodus, who helped us put together a special holiday treat for MOWSWM clients.
The Sun Coast elves helped us assemble 150 bags of holiday goodies-- non-perishable food items, cozy socks, and personal-care items.Meals on Wheels will deliver those gift bags to homebound seniors, to ensure that everyone is remembered in this season of giving. Thank you, Sun Coast employees!
About Meals on Wheels of SW Michigan
Senior Nutrition Services (now Meals on Wheels of Southwestern Michigan) is an independent 501 (C) (3) which helps seniors remain in their homes by providing meals served at community sites, in restaurants, and delivered directly to clients' homes. Our goal is to nourish, support, and connect our seniors to services to help them remain living independently, safely and with dignity. Services are available in Berrien, Van Buren, and Cass counties; the Cass Co. Council on Aging provides home-delivered meals in that area.
Support from the Berrien Community Foundation includes funding from the Stephen E. Upton Love Your Community Endowment