Meals on Wheels of Lexington, Inc.
A Non-Profit Organization Established in October 1969.
Lexington’s Meals-on-Wheels Program
Meals on Wheels is a unique humanitarian program inspired by the mission to solve the problems of those unable to live at home without help. There are no age or income restrictions. The only qualification for participation in the program is the inability to shop, cook and prepare your own meals.
Community volunteers are the backbone of the program. They pack and deliver the meals. Their friendly visits furnish daily outside contact. Meals are prepared and delivered from two sponsoring churches: Trinity Baptist and Second Presbyterian. Volunteers from many other churches and groups assist with meal delivery including Christ the King, Kiwanis, St. Raphael, Christ Church Cathedral, Good Shepherd, Maxwell Street Presbyterian, Faith Fellowship, Calvary Baptist, and Meadowthorpe Presbyterian.
The Lexington Meals on Wheels project started on October 27th, 1969 in Barbara Robertson’s kitchen serving five clients. Barbara was the wife of Second Presbyterian’s pastor at the time and served with Meals on Wheels in their Flagship unit in Baltimore. Shortly afterward, the renovation of the kitchen at Second was completed, and meals have been prepared and packed there ever since, except the year Second’s new kitchen was being constructed and Temple Adath Israel hosted the service. Rotating menus with balanced nutritional meals were planned and monitored by Marion Webster from Second Presbyterian and Helen Ward from Trinity Hill United Methodist.
It is a good idea to have a supply of food and something to drink for at least three days. Here is a suggested list for clients to buy and store in case we cannot deliver the meals.
Diabetics need to have sugar-free items on hand. Any special diet needs should be considered when stocking emergency shelves.