St. Joseph Community Services, Inc.

Meals on Wheels

Our updated response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

 SJCS continues to monitor the situation in our state and to follow state and federal guidelines. We have resumed our Monday- Friday delivery schedule with recommended safeguards in place to protect the health of our clients, staff, and volunteers. We will continue to provide frozen and shelf-stable meals which eliminate the side-by-side production and assembly process. As our state continues to re-open, we are also working on a safe plan to begin serving Community Dining meals again and will provide updates as these plans develop further. Our thanks to everyone for their patience and understanding as we continue to navigate these uncertain waters.   Please Click Here for a previous press release regarding COVID-19 response.

OVER 39,000

VOLUNTEERED HOURS IN 2019

Our caring volunteers dedicate several hours every week to bringing food and comfort to older adults in their community. Together we’ve done a lot. But there’s always more to do.

OVER 8,000

MEALS PROVIDED/ WEEK

We serve nutritious meals to thousands of older adults every day with a variety of options. Our meals meet one third of the daily nutrition requirements for older adults and provide 3 oz of protein, 2 servings of fruit/vegetables, whole grain baked product, dessert, and milk. 

ALL

OLDER ADULTS WELCOME

We proudly serve our healthy

meals to all homebound, older and disabled adults, regardless of immigration or refugee status, ethnicity/race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability.

SERVING OUR COMMUNITY

In addition to our home delivery service, we operate dozens of dining centers throughout Hillsborough county. We invite all older adults to come and enjoy fresh, healthy lunches at any of our congregate dining sites Monday through Friday.

“I had a hard time walking and had difficulty cooking my own meals. I am happy to see these caring people come to my door. The meals are very tasty and the people are friendly. This made my life more enjoyable.” Catherine, 82 years old

NEWS & EVENTS

OUR GRATITUDE

Our deepest gratitude to the following donors who have recently signed on to help us through our COVID-19 response:

Globus Medical:  $20,000

SJCS Upcoming Events!

Ugly Sweater Contest

First Annual Holiday Ugly Sweater Contest (Virtual)

November 16– December 16, 4:30pm.  Join the fun and festivity! Make a donation to SJCS in any amount and send us a  photo of yourself wearing your ugliest holiday sweater to be entered to win!   See our event page at: https://www.mealsonwheelsnh.org/ugly-sweater-contest

Giving Tuesday

Giving Tuesday

December 1st: This is a global online fundraiser, traditionally held on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, to help kick off the giving season. After Thanksgiving, there is great excitement for Black Friday and Cyber Monday--this is a chance to get excited about Giving Tuesday. SJCS is looking forward to being onboard this year! Giving kicks off at 1:00 AM on 12/1 and there will be matching grants available until they run out, which will be quick! Set your alarms! https://www.give65.org/sjcsnhmow.

Holiday Gift Bag Program

This We are collecting the following items for our Holiday gift drive due in our office December 2nd:

 

 WARM CLOTHING ITEM ~ Gender neutral, one-size fits all

   ~ Hat, scarf, gloves/mittens, fuzzy socks w/ grips

 

HAND SANITIZER ~ Sealed by manufacturer or packed in a Ziploc bag


NIGHTLIGHT   ~ Plug-in style for wall

 

FIRST AID KIT ~ Miniature style

Due to COVID-19, we are requesting only the above items. Please, no food items. If you don’t have time or energy to shop, donate at https://www.mealsonwheelsnh.org/donate-form and the elves at St. Joe’s will do the shopping for you! A $10 donation buys one bag of gifts! Just enter your amount and direct  your donation to Holiday Gift on the drop down. Call Joan or email at jbarretto@sjcsinc.org for more info

Festival of Fives

December 8, 2020, 6:30– 8:30pm at Labelle Winery. In Amherst. Please visit our event page at: 
https://www.mealsonwheelsnh.org/festival-fives-form

Five wine pours, five appetizers, five desserts. Live Music, wine pull, silent auction. $75.00

Festival of Fives

OUR GRATITUDE

Our deepest gratitude to the following donors who have recently signed on to help us through our COVID-19 response:

Globus Medical:  $20,000

Thank you!

We are so grateful to Cathy Putnam and her amazing crew at Mi-Box. We began our partnership with them last year for our Holiday Gift program when they donated a large Mi-Box for storage of our thousands of gift items. During the first few months of COVID, Cathy again intuitively knew we might need extra storage and offered a unit again. Last week, they brought an even bigger unit to again house our Holiday Gift Program items as we prepare for this large-Scale giving program. This is a tremendous help to us and we are so thankful!

Heartfelt thanks to Curt Marcott from
Mrs. Budd's for another amazing donation of 600 chicken pot pies! Curt and his company have been long-time supporters of SJCS/Meals on Wheels, and this is the second time in the past few months that Curt and his team have donated his delicious pot pies to our Meals on Wheels folks, to rave reviews!!

A shout out to one of our other “favorite Curt’s,” Curt Simpson and his band
Stone Hill Station. The band did another benefit concert, at High Tide Take Out in Hillsborough, NH and collected funds for SJCS. Curt has also been a volunteer driver and he and his band have been extremely generous supporter of ours.

United Way of Greater Nashua has come through for us again! We asked and they answered our request for more disposable masks for our volunteers and staff. They have provided many needed supplies for us during COVID-19 and we are so grateful for their ongoing partnership and support. Thank you!

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Mission Statement

 

St. Joseph Community Services fosters

independence and life enrichment for seniors and other qualified adults through nutrition, social engagement and community services.

Community Partners

395 Daniel Webster Highway, Merrimack, NH 03054 PH 603.424.9967 FAX 603.424.1472 

 Email: meals@sjcsinc.org Tax I.D. 02-0335003 © 2018 SJCS