Each winter we provide our meal clients with an emergency supply of nonperishable food to sustain them on days when we are not able to deliver their regular hot meal due to snow and inclement weather. This is vitally important for the population we serve since most are homebound and live alone.
We will need to collect over 3,000 items to provide 3-4 days worth of emergency food for our 200 clients.
Many of our clients live alone and have difficulty with mobility so we are in need of food items that are easy-to-open and ready-to-eat!
- Soup, stew or pasta in easy-to-open containers
- Chicken or tuna in pouches
- Cup o’ noodles or ramen noodles
- Vegetables in single serve containers
- Packs of fruit cups
- Peanut butter in individual portions
- Boxes of crackers
- Granola or cereal bars
- Packs of Jello or pudding cups
Food donations can be dropped off at the Meals on Wheels office (704 Rose Hill Drive in Charlottesville) Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or by appointment. We are accepting in-kind and monetary donations to support our food drive! All donations should be received by November 10. For more information, call 434-293-4364.