St. Joseph Community Services, Inc.

Meals on Wheels

Our updated response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

 

SSJCS continues to monitor the situation in our state and to follow state and federal guidelines. We are planning to resume our daily home-delivered meal schedule shortly 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 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. 

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

St. Joseph Community Services is excited to announce that Jon Eriquezzo will serve as its next president! Jon is currently serving as SJCS Vice President and will begin his new role on August 1. Meghan Brady, the current President will be retiring on July 31, after 25 years devoted to the older, homebound and disabled communities. Please check back for updates regarding plans for Meghan’s retirement celebration. 
 

Read the complete SJCS announcement.

Congratulations,Jon!

July 15th-17th, Give 65: This is a three-day 65 –hour giving platform and this will be SJCS’s first year participating. GIVE65, a program of the Home Instead Senior Care Foundation, is the first and only crowd-fundraising platform exclusively devoted to helping nonprofits More information to come!

October 11th, 9:00am-5:00pm, Smokin’ Wheels for Hot Meals: 
Tickets on sale now! Please click here to go to event page.

 Smokin' Wheels for Hot Meals!

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!

Thanks, also to the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and its Thomas W. Haas and John F. Swope Funds for making it possible to receive matching donations!

We are extremely grateful to Eastern Bank for its generous $10,000 contribution to our work during our COVID-19 response.

Congratulations!

SJCS is happy and excited to announce that our amazing volunteers Elaine and Harvey Bloom of Merrimack, NH were selected as the Older Adult Volunteer Winners for Hillsborough County.

Each May, during Older Americans Month, the Commission on Aging recognizes individuals or couples age 60 or older from each of New Hampshire’s ten counties for their outstanding volunteer efforts on behalf of older adults and others in their communities.

 

The award is so well- deserved by this selfless couple! Elaine has been volunteering as a Meals on Wheels Driver for 22 years, her husband, Harvey, for 12 years. Together they are a powerhouse volunteer couple! And they have been successful in enlisting others to join the MOW  driver ranks. 

 

They are real treasures to our organization and we are honored and thankful that they have given so much to SJCS and their community for so many years!

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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