Kosher Meals on Wheels is a program of Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JFCS). It strengthens community engagement both for the volunteers who drive, deliver meals, and offer companionship and for those who benefit from them.
Harold, a 70-year-old single man living in St. Louis Park, has no family or close friends who live nearby. Although he longs for the familiarity of home-cooked traditional kosher meals, he is unable to cook for himself and would instead eat pre-packaged and fast food meals every day.
After being referred to the Kosher Meals on Wheels program by his L’Chaim Senior Services case manager, Harold now receives home-cooked, nutritious, kosher meals five days a week, in addition to daily check-ins and interactions with his driver, Alvin.
Harold eagerly looks forward to each delivery, as it gives him an opportunity to engage with someone in the community and allows him to appreciate the kindness and warmth that accompanies each meal.
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