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

Welcome Kristin!

SJCS is pleased to announce Kristin Kostecki as its new Vice President. 

Kristin comes to the agency from Curriculum Associates, where she worked with school districts to provide resources for educators, as well as meaningful assessments and instruction for students across the country. Prior to that role, she served in numerous leadership capacities over several years at Crotched Mountain, most recently as Director of Student and Adult Services.

Read the complete SJCS announcement here.

NH Tackles Hunger

WMUR TVs' annual “NH Tackles Hunger” food drive is on now! SJCS is pleased to have been chosen as a partner of Merrimack High School. For the last seven years, 58 high schools in NH with varsity football teams have participated and collected 455,000 lbs. of food which equals 380,000 meals. 


Due to COVID-19, the community is urged to make monetary donations this season.  This will help us to purchase food for our food pantry to be given out to our Meals on Wheels participants. To learn more, please visit:

https://www.nhfoodbank.org/nh-tackles-hunger/

SJCS Board of Directors has voted to extend the current strategic plan through 2021.

Smokin' Wheels -Canceled

Due to circumstances related to COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to cancel this event. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused and hope that you will consider joining us for a future event

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!

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!

SJCS is thrilled to have received a generous $90,000 technology award from the Fidelity Foundation. This funding will help to transform our agency by replacing the final paper-based system supporting our operations. It will also help expand our capacity as the elder population grows and demand for our services increases. Our deepest gratitude to Fidelity Foundation for supporting our mission.

We are so grateful to John Lubic, Director of Logistics at Ecco Shoes in Londonderry. The company very generously donated 64 gift cards for our volunteers and staff in Manchester. They recognized that Meals on Wheels drivers and other staff are often on their feet for long periods of time during packing and delivery and have courageously delivered meals through months of COVID-19. The gift cards were provided so that each could pick out a new pair of shoes. Thank you John and Ecco shoes! This was an amazing and truly thoughtful donation for our staff and volunteers

We are extremely grateful to our sponsors for hanging in there with us and supporting our efforts through this difficult time. We regret that we had to cancel the event but want to do a shout out anyway. 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