Dear friends and neighbors,
These are challenging times, but it is heartening to know that you understand and value the importance of our mission and are here to help, because your support is needed now more than ever.
After our successful renovation and relocation of operations in 2019, we thought our focus this year would be to complete our capital campaign and to launch new programs that would bring people together in our beautiful new home.
Instead, for everyone’s health and safety, we now meet our volunteers in the parking lot to hand off meal bags and they, in turn, ring the doorbell and leave meals on the door of our clients.
It was a difficult decision — because connecting with our clients is an important part of our service. But, we are determined that “social distancing” does not result in “social isolation” for those we serve.
Our fundraising focus now is to ensure we have resources necessary to provide Meals on Wheels to the growing number of seniors and homebound adults who are relying on us.
Many of you have asked how best you can help and we’ve offered here a number of ways to come alongside. Most importantly, we ask you to consider a monetary gift to support our work. The seniors we serve are the most vulnerable to this virus and aren’t leaving their homes.
So, we all join together in appreciating what’s most important . . . taking care of one another. We encourage you to call or reach out (virtually) to an elderly neighbor and see if they need anything. Together, we’ll make our corner of the world a nourishing place for our senior neighbors in need.
Wishing you blessings and good health,
Diane McClymonds | Executive Director
Ways to Help Nourish our Neighbors in Need
Financial Contributions for Increased Meal Requests
Staff and volunteers are working hard to prepare and deliver over 2,500 meals each week. With the increased difficulties associated with the Coronavirus, many seniors who have been getting three meals a week, are now requesting five meals a week. And, we’re receiving meal delivery requests from new seniors needing food and support.
You can make such a difference to ensure the most vulnerable in our community are cared for through a financial gift. Donations can be made through our website or by returning this response form and enclosed envelope.
Donating Nonperishable Foods
There is now an urgent request for nonperishable food for our vulnerable neighbors. From your home pantry, or while shopping for your family, please think of those we serve and contribute items such as . . . peanut butter, jelly, and canned items like tuna, chicken, soup, chili, stew, or fruit. Packaged dry goods like tuna and chicken helper, crackers, cookies, noodle/rice side dish packets, instant oatmeal and of course, toilet paper.
Donations can be dropped off just inside the entrance of our Nourish headquarters at 92 E Arapahoe Road, at the southeast corner of Broadway and Arapahoe Road, Monday through Friday, between 8:00am – 2:30pm.
Sharing Greeting Cards with Seniors
Your family can make cheerful cards or notes to brighten the day of our clients. Download pictures to color or create your own. We have 450 clients, so we need lots! You can drop off your greetings at Nourish when you bring nonperishable items, or mail the cards in a large envelope to Nourish Meals on Wheels, PO Box 3108, Centennial, CO 80161.
Due to the incredible outpouring of offers to volunteer, we are currently not looking for additional volunteers at this time. To keep up-to-date on our volunteer needs, please sign up for our E-News below.
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