COVID-19 UPDATE (8/1/20)
We are taking all precautions to keep our clients, volunteers, and staff safe. Some of the changes include: the staff and volunteers that prepare and package the meals wear masks at all times. All surfaces and equipment are sanitized each day. The volunteers that deliver the meals are not entering our building. They arrive at our site, staying in their vehicles while some of the staff members load the cooler chests into them. The clients were provided an insulated cooler bag or use a cooler of their own to have at their door. The volunteers place the meal inside of it and knock or ring the doorbell to alert them the meal has arrived.
Thank you Erie Insurance- Erie Branch for supporting our Meals on Wheels program!
Butler Meals on Wheels is very happy to receive a grant from Erie Insurance – Erie Branch to purchase coolers for the meal deliveries to our clients. The first shipment has arrived and we have started sending them out this week! This will be a great help with the delivery of meals for the winter, keeping the sturdy cooler in place on the porch and the meals protected from the snow and ice.
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.