Westlake Meals on Wheels requests help for 'We Care About You' initiative
Westlake Meals on Wheels is pleased to announce a new initiative to provide their recipients with a “We Care About You” bag filled with items to prepare them for the upcoming winter. Meals on Wheels prepares over 600 hot and cold meals Monday through Friday to homebound neighbors who cannot shop and cook for themselves. A majority live alone and may see only their Meals on Wheels driver during the day.
Community organizations in the five communities served by Westlake Meals on Wheels have agreed to assist in collecting non-perishable foods to provide to recipients in the event Meals on Wheels cannot deliver during the winter months ahead. In addition to non-perishable food items, the Westlake High School hockey team will be assembling hygiene kits, and several area churches will be donating blankets and shawls from their “Prayer Shawl” programs.
“Enlisting the help of our community is invaluable and shows how we can all come together to care for those in our neighborhoods who are most vulnerable,” said Marie Patten Blatter, executive director. “I’m optimistic the residents of our communities will recognize the impact they can have and will help us with this program!”
Collection of items will run from Nov. 11 through Nov. 22 at the various locations listed below along with the specific items for each location. Assembled bags will be delivered the first week of December to the over 75 Meals on Wheels recipients.
- Westlake Fire Department: peanut butter
- Bay Village Fire Department: jelly or jam
- Bay High School: applesauce cups or pudding cups
- Bay Middle School Builders Club: raisins
- North Olmsted Fire Department: oatmeal
- Olmsted Falls Fire Department: soup
- Olmsted Township Fire Department: cereal
- North Olmsted High School SITES Program: fruit cups
Marketing and Community Outreach for Meals on Wheels Westlake