Stock the Shelves
During these times of uncertainty, food insecurity is at an all time high. An increasing number of seniors are becoming homebound, as the fear of going out and being exposed to COVID-19 continues. Seniors who previously rode the bus are now stuck at home, unable to drive or get to the store.
We have the system in place to deliver supplies to our most at-risk neighbors, but we need your help to provide the food. It’s our turn to take care of them.
When evaluating the needs of homebound seniors, we found seniors’ greatest needs revolved around 3 primary food groups.
- SHELF STABLE FOODS: Canned goods and other nonperishable foods are staples when it comes to stocking the shelves! They provide a wide range of flavors and nutrients, and are easy for seniors’ to heat.
- LIQUID MEALS: To meet the nutritional needs of all clients, we offers liquid meal options. The shakes provide dense, supplemental nutrition when seniors’ appetites dwindle or they are unable to eat solid foods.
- PET FOOD: Pets play an important role in the lives of homebound seniors, offering daily love and companionship. When volunteers reported seniors sharing their Meals on Wheels lunches with their pets – going hungry so their furry companion wouldn’t suffer – we knew it was essential to care for our seniors’ pets too.
As the shelves thin and you limit your trips to the store, know that Meals on Wheels can purchase items for almost half the price of what you pay at the store. Your monetary donation can also help provide the fresh foods Chef John uses to cook lunches each weekday.
If you prefer to donate items, complete the form below to download the flyer with requested items, drop off locations, and more. If you have questions, text 832.559.0398.
Drop your completed bags off to any of the following sites.
2235 Lake Robbins Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380
Monday – Friday
7am – 2pm
12470 Milroy Lane
Conroe, TX 77304
Check their Facebook page for times
The Cozy Grape
14340 Liberty Street
Montgomery, TX 77356
Tuesday – Saturday
5 – 8:30pm