Lives lived. Stories told. The seniors we serve are the same people who helped shape our nation. Using their minds, ingenuity and hard work, they were there when we needed them. They fought for our freedom, invented machines, developed medicines, dared to dream and ensured a brighter future for us all. Their stories are our stories. We share their stories with you in honor of all of the seniors whom we serve and who inspire us to do what we do. We are Meals On Wheels, and this is our story.
For Sidney, Meals On Wheels means more than just nutritious meals and friendly visits from volunteers; it means keeping up a lifelong tradition. As a child, Sidney, along with his two sisters and three brothers, learned the significance of keeping kosher from his father. Sidney always made an effort to carry on the lessons he learned, setting aside dairy and non-dairy kitchen items and avoiding certain foods.
Meals On Wheels helps him keep kosher. "It's a huge burden off my shoulders," Sidney says.
Sidney appreciates that Meals On Wheels allows him to honor his family traditions, and provides the nutritious meals that make it possible for him to stay in his home. "I feel confident of staying here. That's important to me; I'm a very independent person."
We are Meals On Wheels, and this is our story.