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. While we are committed to serving home-delivered meals during this crisis, we have also put important safeguards into place to protect the health of our clients, staff, and volunteers. We have transitioned from our usual hot meals to frozen and shelf-stable to eliminate the production and assembly process. We will continue to work on providing additional meals of this type so our clients will have back-up meals should delivery be interrupted. It may become necessary to deliver the regular number of meals across a few days instead of 5 days a week. All Meals on Wheels clients have received a memo with this information and explicit instructions on a revised delivery process. 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.
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.
MEALS DELIVERED/ 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.
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.