Evening Meals on Wheels Still Rolling
Written by Admin | March 23, 2020 | In The News
Evening Meals on Wheels is still accepting new clients for home-delivered meals. Current routes that have room to add clients are:
- Madison near west side / Hilldale area
- Madison east side
- Sun Prairie
People are encouraged to contact the program at 608-204-0923 or firstname.lastname@example.org to start service and arrange payment.
Meals are fresh and nutritionally balanced. The cost of a regular diet meal is $8.40. Special diet meals—diabetic, gluten sensitive—are $9.10. Unfortunately, the program has maxed out its current subsidies but hopes to secure more funding soon to help low-income seniors pay for meals, says CEO Brian Miller. “We are putting names on a waiting list for folks who need subsidies,” Miller says.
Addie Endreson, program manager, says volunteers have been tremendous during the COVID-19 outbreak. “They are meeting the current challenge of delivering meals door to door in the greater Madison area. Our volunteers are offering to do two routes on a day or take extra days, and we’re getting calls from people in the community willing to pitch in and help,” she says.
Meals are delivered late afternoon Monday through Friday. Both volunteers and clients have clear instructions how to avoid direct contact and still enable the volunteer to check on the well being of the client.