Tabitha (tabitha.org)’s Meals on Wheels program, the first of its kind in Lincoln, has been delivering daily hot meals and safety checks since 1967. For 90% of clients, all that’s needed to continue successfully living at home is a delivered meal. Tabitha Meals on Wheels answers this need by serving a nutritious lunch to more than 500 residents every day—including holidays and snow days.
Even though 80% of clients served cannot afford the cost of the meal, Tabitha continues to deliver thanks to generous donors and dedicated volunteers. These daily deliveries provide more than a meal; they bring a friendly face, a well-being check and peace of mind for families. For 82% of recipients, volunteers are often the only people they have face-to-face contact with each day.
Tabitha is grateful to be celebrating 55 years of the Meals on Wheels program, and they invite more neighbors to support this effort with a monthly or one-time gift at Tabitha.org/Give. You can also join the dedicated group of volunteers who invest their time to battle food insecurity, which 25% of Nebraska Seniors face. Routes generally take 60 to 90 minutes to deliver, and your commitment can be as little or as big as your schedule permits. Team up with a coworker, friend or family member and adopt a daily, weekly, or monthly route to deliver meals. Apply today at Tabitha.org/Volunteer.