Good nutrition delivered by friendly volunteers

Meals on Wheels truck

Good nutrition becomes even more important in older age, but can also become more difficult to attain. Active Generations provides two options that older adults around the Sioux Empire can meet their nutritional needs. Congregational dining is offered during lunch at multiple physical locations in the metro area. Adults who are able to, and wish to, can receive a lunch in a group setting or pick it up to go. Another option is the Meals on Wheels services, which utilizes volunteers to deliver lunch to adults in their home.

My husband is totally blind, he can get around our home because he knows where things are, but he is totally dependent on myself to help him. As I get older, it is also harder for me to get around. We get by with help from our kids, but they also work and have families. The last thing I want to think about is cooking meals when it's meal time. We had thought about Meals on Wheels for some time, but thought it was not for us. One of our kids finally called one day to see if we would be eligible for the program and to get more information. We were able to start Meals on Wheels the next day. The program has been wonderful. It's nice to get a hot meal at noon. The food is good, if I don't like something my husband does so we trade with each other the foods we don't like. The volunteers that come to our house with the meals are so friendly and kind. We look forward to seeing them everyday. - Meals on Wheels client

Your support of Sioux Empire United Way helped to provide over 226,000 meals to vulnerable adults in Alcester, Beresford, Brandon, Bridgewater, Centerville, Chancellor, Chester, Colton, Crooks, Dell Rapids, Garretson, Hartford, Hudson, Lennox, Montrose, Parker, Salem, and Sioux Falls.