NCJW | MI Section’s many community service programs include a heartwarming Kosher Meals on Wheels that serves over 20,000 meals per year in partnership with Jewish Family Service and Jewish Senior Life. JFS is responsible for participant intake, JSL provides the meals, and NCJW oversees the program, fundraises and packs and delivers the meals to seniors who benefit from the program. Serving 20,000 meals annually, the program involves 70 volunteers who not only bring their clients the meals, but also become their communication to the world; NCJW volunteers are often the only people who visit with these elderly individuals.
The program has been running for 45 years. This program allows seniors to continue to live in their own homes independently, knowing that this particular need will be met regardless of weather. Working through synagogues, hospitals, and Jewish Family Service, NCJW | MI is an integral part of the Jewish community, meeting the needs of older adults in this special and loving way.