"Our mission is to provide the Greater Michigan City Area with nutritional meals for people who find it difficult to purchase or prepare nourishing meals for themselves."
LaPorte County Meals on Wheels is busy providing meals to support home-bound senior citizens and people with disabilities allowing them to continue living independently in their own homes, with dignity and self-respect. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday. Special diets are available as ordered by the recipient's physician. (see FAQ page)
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You Make A Difference:
From family: Thank you so much for the many years you brought meals –food and friendship- to my beloved mom. It has been over a year since she passed from this life into the presence of Christ Whom she loved so much. What you do matters in the lives of the people you serve and is a blessing to their families as well. With Love and deep appreciation.
From a recovered client: What a blessing to know meals on wheels is available when you need it. Thank you.
Dear Meals on Wheels Friends, My mom, loved getting meals delivered by your friendly staff, and she made many new friends along the way. Thank you for the joy you brought into her life! Mom went to be with the Lord in December at the age of 90. She lived a wonderful life and we will miss her dearly. Thank you again for helping mom and so many others.
From family: Meals on Wheels - A heartfelt and mighty “THANK YOU” to all the wonderful men and women who volunteered unselfishly to provide by dad with his lunch. He enjoyed you service tremendously!
From a current client: Before “Meals on Wheels” I was not eating properly and I lost a lot of weight. With meals delivered-I don’t have to worry about how I will get to the store, especially in winter, and I don’t have to worry about preparing meals. Which being by myself I didn’t always do. All the volunteers are wonderful people. Very nice & friendly. Sometimes they are the only people I see all day. I have no complaints with the program. I am very happy with it and I would recommend it to anyone.
From a recovered client: Food was very good, portions were just perfect. I gained 7 pounds! I couldn’t have gotten along without Meals on Wheels. “I didn’t want to stay with family and they really didn’t want to stay with me”. I hope Meals on Wheels continues for a very long time. Volunteers were just delightful.
From survey comments:
The guy that delivers my meals is a doll! He is sweet and most funny…
Your service is remarkably punctual and dependable. Thank you all!!!
Great timely meals. Delivered by caring, pleasant volunteers!!!
All the delivery people are helpful and courteous. Enjoy their visits.
100% year after year is the percentage of clients who say their meal delivery person is courteous.
44% of clients say their courteous volunteer may be the only person they see on some days.
46% of our clients say they would not be able to continue to live in their own homes without the meals delivered by volunteers.
Interesting facts from 2014
Served 240 days with 8 snow or cold days.
Delivered 47,530 meals to 299 clients.
Over 36,000 miles driven.
Over 8,400 volunteer hours logged.
73% of our clients live below 150% of poverty.