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.

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.

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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

EVENT

Reminder that Step-up Scheduled for May 30th has been canceled due to Covid-19

SAVE THE DATES!
 

June 9th, 6:00pm-June 10th, 6:00pm, NH Gives: This is a 24-hour online giving platform for non-profits in NH. We will be posting on social media and sending emails as the time draws closer. Please take a peek at our profile page: https://www.nhgives.org/organizations/sjcs-mealsonwheels. Although you can’t start giving until June 9th, you can set up your own fundraising page now and be ready to raise funds on the June 9th kick-off!

SAVE THE DATES!

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!

SAVE THE DATES!

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 just signed on to help us through our COVID-19 response: 

In Kind Donors ~A big shout out to:

MI-BOX for donating the use of one of their mobile storage units to us  during our response.

MI-BOX

Firehouse Subs in Manchester for donating delicious subs almost every work day for the last several weeks to our Carpenter Center staff and volunteers;
 

Fire House Subs



and to all the talented folks who are making beautiful
handmade masks for our staff, a huge THANK YOU!! We really need these masks to continue our work, and are still in need of more!

To our Amazing Volunteers and Staff:

Many thanks to our amazing staff and  volunteers who have continued to deliver thousands of meals in this extremely difficult time. Their commitment to our clients and our mission has been met by a singular challenge, beyond anything we could ever have imagined, and each and every one of them has met that challenge with tremendous courage and conviction. We are humbled and  honored to have you all on board with us.

Meals on Wheels America

Mrs. Budds for donating 600 delicious pot pies to provide a little comfort food to our folks during this difficult time.

Mrs. Budd's

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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