Fluvanna Meals on Wheels


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SAVE THE DATE!!

Don't miss our annual

Meals on Wheels Yard Sale

August 18th and 19th

Start Saving Your Gently Used Items!

Drop-off at Effort Baptist Church: Aug. 14-17, 2017

(9 am - 3 pm and 6-8 pm)

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We are unable to accept the following items:

Paints, Oil, Cleaning Supplies, Pesticides, Tires, Analog TVs, Mattresses

We welcome clothing and furniture as long as the items are not stained or torn

NO DONATIONS ACCEPTED AFTER THURSDAY 8/17

   

   

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Our Board Of Directors  

Has a Heart for Service!

Lisa Himes, Chair

Ann Cagle, Vice Chair

Jackie Geer, Secretary

Kendra Stribling, Treasurer

Bertha Armstrong

Helen Carter

Joe Chesser

George Gorman

Jeff Haislip

Ronald Krauss

Bonnie Nix

Tracey Williams

   
   

About Fluvanna Meals On Wheels

 

Fluvanna Meals on Wheels, Inc. is a nonprofit organization that was founded in 2007, and the first meals were delivered  in February 2008. At that time, we served 8 clients on 4 routes. Today, we serve more than 70 clients on 6 routes. Since our beginning, we have served more than 75,000 meals to 229 clients!

 

We Fight Hunger

It is our mission to see that senior, disabled, and homebound adults in Fluvanna County do not go hungry. Meals on Wheels volunteers deliver a hot nutritious meal, a warm smile, and a safety and wellness check so that senior and disabled adults may remain healthy and living in their own homes. Meals are delivered at lunchtime every Monday through Friday, and we currently have an active volunteer force of more than 130 volunteers who prepare and deliver meals to clients in need of our services in the County of Fluvanna. Our meals are prepared by Fluvanna's Dogwood Restaurant in accordance with VDA* guidelines, and the meals are for heart-healthy and low-sodium diets. 

*The Virginia Department for the Aging (VDA) establishes menu planning guidelines to aid program providers in the provision of safe and nutritious meals that meet the requirements of the Older Americans Act.

We Alleviate Isolation

Fluvanna Meals on Wheels provides a source of daily social contact for people who would often otherwise be alone. Caring volunteers alleviate the sense of isolation and worry of our clients and observe their physical and mental status to assure their welfare and health. For some of our clients, this may be their only contact for the day. 

Warm, nutritious meals and daily wellness checks allow for earlier release from hospitals and long-term care facilities. These daily checks can often keep our elderly and disabled community members out of institutions altogether. They also allow senior married couples to remain together in their own homes for longer periods of time. Because volunteers check on meal recipients every day, people who live alone can feel safe knowing that someone would notice if anything were to happen to them.

 

We Partner With the Community

Fluvanna Meals on Wheels works in cooperation with the community, faith-based organizations, families, healthcare providers, and social service organizations to identify those in need of our services. As an independent, local organization, Fluvanna Meals on Wheels receives neither state nor federal funding for its operating budget. Instead, we rely on contributions from individuals, businesses, and organizations in our community to support our home-delivered meals program. Most of our clients receive meals paid for through community contributions made directly to Fluvanna Meals on Wheels.

Your financial and volunteer support are crucial to Fluvanna Meals on Wheels, and we thank you for all that you do for our clients and our community!

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