Meals on Wheels has temporarily shut down due to the Coronavirus epidemic. All clients received 2 boxes of food from us today (3/26) which should last them for at least 2 weeks. If any client needs food during the time we are closed, and are 60 or older, may contact Area Agency on Aging at 724-282-3008.
Our Daily Story
Meals are prepared in the kitchen of St. Peter’s Anglican Church in downtown Butler. For a small charge each client receives two meals (one hot & one cold) which are delivered Monday thru Friday, except Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Each day, at about 11am, 24 volunteers go out in pairs (a driver and a deliverer) on 12 routes and deliver a hot, fresh meal and a bag lunch for supper for over 100 clients. The delivery provides a personal outreach to our neighbors on a daily basis. This keeps us alerted to any significant changes in their situation which may need to be attended to by family or medical personnel.
We are able to do this for three reasons:
(1)The generosity of the Butler community who support us financially
(2) The many volunteers who come together every day to help prepare, package and deliver the meals (using their own cars)
(3) The dedication of our small paid staff
Our Mission Statement
The purpose of Butler Meals on Wheels Inc. is to provide excellent, nutritious, home-delivered meals to individuals in need within the service area comprising Butler city and its surrounding area. The meals are provided to maintain adequate nutrition for those recuperating from illness and suffering from impaired functional ability. Butler Meals on Wheels strives to maintain clients in their homes for as long as possible to prevent them from being institutionalized.