February 17, 2016
Northwest Assistance Ministries (NAM) is excited to announce its new partner and satellite location for Meals on Wheels: Lifepath Church.
Currently, NAM delivers hot, nutritious meals to about 500 homebound seniors or disabled adults in 20 zip codes every weekday. The new site comes as NAM was awarded a contract from the Harris County Area Agency on Aging to serve four additional zip codes in the Bear Creek area, where Meals on Wheels is not currently available.
“We are so excited to have Lifepath on board as our partner in this expansion,” said Carole Little, President & CEO of NAM. “Their enthusiasm for the project is contagious, and together we look forward to serving seniors in the Bear Creek area with nourishing meals and a friendly hello each day.”
The expansion is expected to take place over a two year period, with a goal of beginning services in Bear Creek in April, 2016.
In addition to serving 150 new clients in the Bear Creek area, the contract will allow NAM to expand Meals on Wheels in its current service area to help eliminate a waiting list.
“What we need now is more volunteers—and lots of them,” said Little. Currently NAM’s Meals on Wheels program has about 700 volunteers; with the expansion an additional 400 volunteers are needed.
Volunteers can serve as often as they’d like, whether that’s once a month or several times a week. Meal delivery takes place between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. Volunteers pick up the meals at the location of their choice (Lifepath Church, NAM’s headquarters, or Windwood Presbyterian Church), deliver them to a specific route, and return the containers to the site where they began their route.
Training is provided and all volunteers must pass a background check. To volunteer or for more information please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 281-885-4604.
NAM is also accepting applications from homebound seniors in the Bear Creek area who would benefit from Meals on Wheels. To apply for the program, please call (281) 885-4622.
Northwest Assistance Ministries is a non-profit, community-based social service agency that strives to meet basic human needs through Neighbors Helping Neighbors. NAM provides assistance in areas such as food, shelter, health, education, safety, and financial education. In fiscal year 2014-2015, NAM touched the lives of more than 127,000 people through its many programs and services.
To learn more, please visit www.namonline.org or call (281) 885-4555.