North Township and Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana are teaming up for nutrition! Qualifying seniors – and those with temporary or permanent disabilities – can get hot meals delivered to their door.
Meals on Wheels now has a Select Menu Program, which allows clients to choose entree selections planned by a registered dietitian.
Sandy Noe, executive director of the local Meals on Wheels, said there is no underestimating the value of daily interaction along with nutrition.
North Township Trustee Frank Mrvan said he wanted to do something beyond providing food vouchers. That homebound seniors get regular interaction and well-being checks is an added bonus.
“I feel better knowing that some of our most vulnerable people are being cared for, that they will have something to eat. No one should be hungry,” Mrvan said.
In addition to delivering meals, Meals on Wheels volunteers bring pet food for those who have dogs and cats. Volunteers also make sure lights are working, that the heat or air conditioning is on and that everything seems okay.
Noe said it’s all part of the service. “They don’t leave until they know everyone on their route is safe and well.”
QUESTIONS? For more information on the Meals on Wheels program or to see if you qualify, please contact Virginia Carter at (219) 932-2530.