Description & History
Our Cook for a Friend program is a community -based program comprised of more than 750 volunteers who prepare, cook and package meals for homebound seniors. Volunteer drivers deliver these meals weekly.
Due to an increase in the aging population and downturns in the economy, our client population continues to grow, with more and more seniors unable to see to their own needs. Close to 60,000 meals were delivered to elderly, frail, homebound seniors this past year.
We are looking for volunteer groups and leaders to prepare meals. Groups of 8 to 10 are ideal, but smaller are fine. You can prepare meals in your own facility, or, working with our staff, you can use our newly renovated kitchens here at the Klein JCC. All supplies will be provided, although donations are appreciated. Create a monthly cooking group, or a one-time special event.
We also need help delivering meals. Volunteers not only bring meals to our seniors, but provide much-needed social interaction.