Older adults who are unable to leave their homes due to illness or frailty may be eligible to have JCS come directly to them. Our Meals on Wheels program delivers nutritious kosher lunches to home-bound seniors in Miami-Dade. In addition, meals can be purchased for elders in need in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.
JCS’ Kosher Meals on Wheels Program currently serves approximately 150,000 meals annually to nearly 650 elderly homebound recipients, providing nutritionally balanced meals each week for those who would otherwise not have enough to eat.
These clients range in age from 85 to 107 and over 58% of them have incomes below the Federal poverty guidelines of less than $12,000 a year. Since more than 65% of these clients live alone, this program not only provides meals but contact, conversation and a means of checking on their health status and the conditions in their home.
The goal of the Kosher Meals on Wheels Program is to provide at least 1/3 of the recommended daily allowance of nutritional sustenance, so that seniors may continue living in their own homes, aging in place for as long as it is appropriate and safe. More importantly, participants are automatically connected to the JCS family and can access the array of programs and services JCS offers to enhance and improve seniors’ quality of life.