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Thank You from South Chisago County Meals on Wheels

November 22, 2016

South Chisago County Meals on Wheels extends a heartfelt “Thank You” to Scandia and Chisago Lakes area residents for supporting the 2016 “Swedish Meatballs for Parmly” fall dinner held at Elim Lutheran Church.

With appreciation and gratitude, “Thank You” to the Scandia Food Shelf Elim Lutheran Church and the Stacy Lions Club for their donations to food costs. A special “Thank You” is extended to the local businesses and community members for providing the Scandinavian Auction with in-kind donations. To the many volunteers whom helped plan, prepare and serve the meal, especially LeRoy Mitchell, Colleen Guilfoile, Carol Ann Johnson, and Carol Seefeldt. Thank You!

The “Swedish Meatballs for Parmly” raised funding for the South Chisago County Meals on Wheels program, beginning its 40th year in 2017. This program provides home delivered meals to a 10-mile radius of the Parmly campus including the towns of Shafer, Center City, Lindstrom, Chisago City, Wyoming, and Stacy and is the only non-profit home-delivered meal provider within the area.

High quality nutritional two component hot/cold lunches served Monday through Friday, 52 weeks per year between 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., excluding holidays. Two component cold/frozen meals are available for delivery on Fridays for the weekends. All meals provide a cold meal brown bag with milk or juice, bread, butter, salad, dessert, and a hot or frozen entrée providing protein, starch, and vegetable.

Currently, more than 140 community older adults volunteer on a rotation schedule to assist with packing and delivering meals.

Title III (federal) and Elderly Waiver/CADI (state) funding support South Chisago County Meals on Wheels service area. Participants who qualify for either program will not have service denied based on their ability or willingness to contribute towards the cost of the meal.

To qualify to receive meals through Title III funding, applicants must be 60 and over and may have little or no support at their home on a consistent basis. Applicants cannot be receiving services from another agency that includes meal preparation.

Caseworkers determine elderly Waiver/CADI participants. This eligibility typically applies to individuals who are unable to prepare their own meals, have no other person available to do so, or when the most cost effective method is to provide individuals with a nutritionally adequate meal.

Full price meals are available for individuals, at any age, who are unable to prepare their meals due to an illness, disability or injury.

Again, all of us at Ecumen Parmly LifePointes and South Chisago County Meals on Wheels extend a heartfelt “Thank you”.

For more information about Meals on Wheels service information, contact Michelle Devaney, MOW Coordinator at 651-257-0580.

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