Spring 2013 Pre-Drive

This spring, Wichita Public Radio is partnering with Meals on Wheels, a program of the nonprofit Senior Services of Wichita.

For every pledge before April 11, Eddy's Toyota will pay for one meal provided and delivered by Meals on Wheels to a senior citizen in need.

Meals on Wheels delivers a hot, nutritious noon meal each weekday to homebound people age 60 years and older who cannot cook for themselves. Each meal provides 1/3 of the recommended daily allowance of nutrients. Meals are low salt and have no added sugar. They are prepared daily from menus certified by a licensed dietician and are delivered by a team of dedicated volunteers.

Meals on Wheels delivers much more than just a well-balanced meal. It also delivers:

  • A friendly face - Volunteers enjoy delivering meals, and meal recipients enjoy the daily contact with those volunteers. For some, the Meals on Wheels volunteer may be the only person a homebound person sees each day.
  • Peace of Mind - Children, other family members and friends of homebound persons rest assured that if they cannot check up on their loved one each day, the Meals on Wheels volunteer makes sure that everything is all right.
  • Independence - Meals on Wheels allows these people to remain in their own homes and in their own neighborhoods rather than in assisted living facilities or nursing homes. It allows them to remain as independent as possible for as long as possible.

Making your pledge now will help further the mission of KMUW while also helping a valuable community resource.

Thank you so much for your support!

- KMUW Staff