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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

St. Joseph Community Services, Inc.

Meals on Wheels

Our Response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

 

SJCS is closely monitoring the COVID-19 issue in our state. We are following the recommendations of the CDC and have put important safeguards into place to protect the health of our vulnerable clients, as well as our staff and volunteers. One of these safeguards is to temporarily suspend our community dining programs, but to also establish an alternate plan for those meals. Please click here for important information about our 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

EVENT

Statement on COVID-19 Risk of Cancellation or Transition to Virtual Race

Due to the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19 (coronavirus), there is a risk of cancellation for 5K races over the next several months. We are still accepting race registrations at this time but will   continue to monitor CDC and state recommendations regarding public gatherings and will update race status as information unfolds. The race committee has decided that in the event this year’s Step-Up 5K must be transitioned to a Virtual Race, we will offer the choice to participate in the race in that form, or refund all race registration fees with the exception of any online transactional fees paid to Run Sign Up (those average about $2.50 per registrant).

Registration for 2020 Step-Up is Open!

Join us for the 2nd Annual SJCS 5K Run-Walk for Meals on Wheels!

Saturday, May 30, 2020 at Mine Falls Park
7 Stadium Drive, Nashua (Stellos Stadium Entrance)
9:00am-12:30pm
9:00: Registration / 9:30: Run-Walk begins! ($25 Early Bird fee)

 

Enjoy music, food, and children’s activities!
NEW this Year! If you’re not a runner, we are doing a 3K (1.8mi) walk!
Same time, same location, same registration link!
Can’t make it at all?  Go to the registration link, and click donate!

Our gratitude to the generous sponsors who have “Stepped Up” so far!

Hannaford
Kiwanis Club of Hudson
Eaton & Berube
Enterprise Bank
Nashua Elks Lodge
Weisman, Tessier, Lambert & Halloran
Franklin Savings Bank
ControlAir Systems, Inc.
Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare

THANK YOU

  • Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare; $25,000

  • Rotary Club of Nashua: $5,000

  • Rotary Club of Nashua West: $5,000

  • Enterprise Bank: $1,500

  • United Way of Greater Nashua: $500 (and donations of hand-sanitizer, gloves, and masks)

  • Franklin Savings Bank: $500

We also appreciate the phenomenal effort of the volunteers who rose to the occasion to help get all the meals packed and delivered for Phase 1 of our emergency delivery, and to the team at Highwood Cold Storage in Londonderry, which has been extremely flexible and supportive in helping us with this massive effort.  And to all our individual donors who have been so generous, we are so thankful for your unwavering support.

We are so grateful to our generous community partners and volunteers who have contributed thus far towards our goal of delivering 16,000 additional   emergency meals to our community’s most vulnerable population during the COVID-19 crisis:

Thank You Boston Billiards for a Fantastic Week!
 

Boston billiards club & casino generously selected SJSC as its February 17-23RD Games of chance Beneficiary and SJCS rallied in support a couple of weeks ago!


SJCs staff and board members got together for dinner and conversation while enjoying the fun atmosphere and high energy of the club.


Our thanks to everyone at Boston Billiards who contributed to our evening out and grew made it possible for SJCS to successfully benefit all week from the Games of Chance!