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
And, in what seems to be an instant, the world changed.
Actually, it wasn't an instant. It has been weeks, and we have spent time preparing and planning so that we could be prepared.
You already probably know that almost all senior centers are closed. Buchanan and Berrien Springs are offering meals with curbside pick-up. The Warren Senior Center is delivering meals only to people in that building.
Home-delivered meals are going out on time, as scheduled. For now.
I want to assure you that we are committed to continuing to make sure homebound clients get food. We may have to change how we deliver, but know that the meals will continue throughout this time.
We have asked all home-delivered meals clients to meet their driver at the door to get the meal. Drivers are not going to be going into houses.
We are trying to get masks, but have only been able to obtain a handful of them. Some volunteers are making them for us.
We are almost out of hand sanitizer and, as you all know, there is none to be had. Journeyman Distillery has promised us some, after they supply the local hospitals and doctors.
The Senior Meal Club program is on hiatus because Full Circle Cafe has closed in order to shelter at home.
If you need meals or food, please call us and we will try our best to help. But, we CAN'T get hand sanitizer at this time! :)
We are here, doing what we do to make sure you have healthy food and are safe.
Be well, be safe.
Some new wheels
for our meals!
The Berrien Community Foundation For Good grant program just donated $10,000 toward the purchase of a new meal-delivery vans. That's BCF President Lisa Cripps Downey in the middle, flanked by MOWSWM's Executive Director Linda Strohl and Director of Operations Alice Hartfield.
A masked man
with a mission
MOWSWM driver Mike Lewis is sporting a new
safety accessory, but
is still on the road, making sure meals get to our clients.
We have some new rules, in the age of Covid-19. Drivers will bring meals to the door, rather than entering clients' homes.
Even with changed circumstances, though, we will get the meals to those who need them, thanks to Mike and our intrepid deliverers, both staff and volunteer.
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