Nourish Meals on Wheels delivers meals to over 800 seniors and homebound neighbors year round

The holidays are a special time for all involved, beginning with Thanksgiving, when over 2350 meals were delivered to nearly 500 neighbors who need a little extra support.  A traditional Thanksgiving feast, over 1000 frozen meals for the long weekend and 850 breakfasts were prepared and delivered by a dedicated team of volunteers and staff.  A special dessert bag, decorated by local students, included extra treats and gifts along with a dinner roll and pumpkin pie.

The organization’s annual 12 Days of Giving begins December 9.  Volunteers, students and the community donate, wrap and organize over 5500 gifts that are delivered daily along with meals for twelve days leading up to Christmas. It is a true community effort. Gifts include live poinsettias, sweet treats, gloves and handmade scarves, festive holiday napkins and tissue, holiday décor, calendars from the cities of Littleton and Englewood and many other useful, festive items.   This program is just one way Nourish Meals on Wheels works to let their clients know the community cares about them and they are not forgotten.

Nourish has been delivering more meals than ever since moving to their new facility at the corner of Broadway and Arapahoe Rd in 2020, delivering over 14,000 meals monthly to 500 neighbors in need.  They are on track to deliver 150,000 meals to the south metro community in 2021, ten percent more meals than last year! However, the service provides much more than just a meal, offering a connection to the community and sense of security that someone is checking in, empowering seniors to remain living independently while improving their health through better nutrition.

Nourish Meals on Wheels is funded by local community support and appreciates your donations. This year Nourish is participating in some exciting fundraising opportunities such as The Subaru Share the Love Event. Now through January 3, 2022, Subaru of America will donate $250 for every new vehicle purchased or leased to the customer’s choice of participating charities. Since Share the Love’s inception 13 years ago they have helped deliver more than 2.5 million meals to America’s seniors. If you’re buying or leasing a new Subaru this year, we hope you consider donating to Meals on Wheels.