Friday, August 7, 2015

Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches Expands Further Into Lake Worth

Pam Calzadilla, executive director of Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches, is pleased to announce the expansion of services provided to residents of the Lake Worth area. 

“We’ve been happy with the success of our growth in the central Lake Worth area and now we’re able to expand to provide freshly prepared nutritious meals to homebound seniors as far west as Congress Avenue,” Calzadilla said. “We know there’s a huge need in that area.”

Thanks largely to a grant from the Quantum Foundation and collaboration with St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Lake Worth, which serves as a distribution site, Meals on Wheels was able to expand into Lake Worth in March of last year. Now, with the latest expansion, Meals on Wheels can reach more homebound seniors, including many living in the Lake Osborne area. 

Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches volunteers deliver noontime meals to homebound seniors five days a week, enabling them to maintain their independence. Volunteers also provide companionship to clients as well as peace of mind to their family members who know that someone will be visiting their loved ones on a regular basis. 

“Meals on Wheels is so much more than just a meal,” says Debbie Emerick, director of volunteer services. “It’s also about quality of life.”

To learn more about how you or someone you love can receive Meals on Wheels, visit or call 561-802-6979. 
Volunteers MaryAnn Hadman and Teri Abrams, Shannon Hawkins of Quantum Foundation, Meals on Wheels client Bill Slagle, and Nate Cousineau and Kerry Jamieson, both of the Quantum Foundation.
About Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches

Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches is a non-profit organization dedicated to nourishing and enriching the lives of the homebound in the local community. An affiliate of Meals on Wheels America, the organization provides nutritious mid-day meals to those unable to prepare their own and living alone.  A community-based organization, Meals on Wheels of the Palm Beaches relies on volunteers and the financial support of local residents, corporate partners and foundations, operating without government funding.