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February 24, 2020                                                


NONPROFIT SPOTLIGHT                                               
 Meals on Wheels of Lee County
 

For many senior citizens, maintaining independence is the key to self-worth and well-being. Staying in one's home as long as possible, as opposed to moving in to an assisted living facility, allows a person to feel in control, but there may still be some tasks that are simply too difficult. For example, preparing a hot, well-balanced meal may be beyond what some seniors can handle due to physical or financial constraints. 



In Lee County, Meals on Wheels, a program offered through Methodist Senior Services, is the answer for approximately 100 older adults. Operated out of Traceway Retirement Community, Meals on Wheels receives no federal funding. Instead, the program relies on local grants, United Way of Northeast Mississippi, and generous donations from individuals and businesses, not to mention about 300 volunteer drivers. 


Volunteers sign up for a regular route as their schedule permits - whether it's once a month or several times a week. The process is made easy: the volunteer picks up the boxed meals in a warming case at a designated restaurant and receives a list of recipients in a given geographic area with detailed driving instructions. Each route takes approximately one hour. After the meals have been delivered, the volunteer returns the warming case to the restaurant, and the job is done.

Recipients appreciate the meal and the chance to say hello to a friendly face. In some cases the volunteer may be the only human contact the resident has the entire day. Volunteers feel the satisfaction of feeding the body and feeding the soul at the same time.

                  


Thank you to Meals on Wheels for providing nutritious meals to our seniors and helping them live independently!
 




 
  UPCOMING TRAININGS IN TUPELO                
For more information on all these trainings, visit The Alliance website.


February 28
The Right Way to Start a 501(c)3 - 9:00-3:00 at CREATE Foundation

May 6 
Outcomes/Logic Modeling -  9:00-12:00 at Renasant Center Room 226

May 26
Social Media/Storytelling - 1:00-4:00 at CREATE Foundation

 



 
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Agencies That Have Registered on the Mississippi Hub Network

- Agape Health Services
- A.M.E.N., Inc.
- American Red Cross of
 North Mississippi

- Antone Tannehill Good Samaritan Clinic
- Autism Center of North
 Mississippi

- Baldwyn FUMC Food Pantry
- Banah Pregnancy Testing 
 Center

- Belmont UMC Community 
 Food Pantry

- Big Brothers Big Sisters of
  Northeast Mississippi

- Boys and Girls Clubs of
 Booneville/Prentiss County

- Boys and Girls Clubs of
 North Mississippi

- Boys and Girls Clubs of
 Northeast Mississippi 

- Cami Jo Cares
- CATCH Kids, Inc.
- Child on a Mission
- Churches United Food Depot
 of Pontotoc County

- City of Oxford - Recycling
- Comfort Creatures of 
 Northeast Mississippi

- Corinth-Alcorn Animal
 Shelter

- CREATE Foundation
- El Centro
- Empowering Our Girls
- English as a Second
 Language

- EXCEL, Inc.
- F.A.I.T.H. Food Pantry
- Faith Haven
- Family Resource Center of
 North Mississippi

- Food Depot of Tishomingo
County

- For the Love of Paws Corp
- Fulton UM Church Food
 Pantry

- Girl Scouts Heart of the
 South

- GumTree Museum of Art
- Helpful Samaritan Food 
 Pantry

- Helping Hands Food Pantry
 and Clothes Closet

- Helping Hands - Helping Homeless
- Hope Unbridled
- Itawamba Crossroads Ranch
- Keep Tupelo Beautiful
- Lee County 4-H
- Life Choices Pregnancy Care
 Center

- Life Saver Empower Girls
- Magnolia Foundation
Make-A-Wish Mid-South
- Meals on Wheels
- Memory's Magical Dresses
- Mississippi State Department
 of Health

- Mississippi United to End
 Homelessness (MUTEH)

- National Council on Alcohol
 & Drug Dependency

- NEWMS
- NextAge Mississippi
- North Mississippi Kidney
 Foundation

- Northeast Mississippi Habitat
 for Humanity

- Oren Dunn City Museum
- Oxford Film Festival
- Parkgate Health Services
- Pontotoc Habitat for
 Humanity

- Reconnect 4 Autism
- Regional Rehabilitation
 Center

- SAFE, Inc.
- Saints' Brew
- Sally Kate Winters Family
 Services

- Salvation Army of Houston
- Salvation Army of Pontotoc
- Salvation Army of Tupelo
- Sanctuary Hospice
- Second Chances Animal
 Rescue

- Shepherd's Center of
 Greater Tupelo

Southern Care Hospice
- Special Education and Handicap Bowling League
- St. Luke Food Pantry
- Talbot House
- The Arc of Northeast
 Mississippi

- The Refuge Foster Care
 Closet

- Tippah Co. Good Samaritan
Center

- Tishomingo Co. Historical &
Genealogical Society

- Tree of Life Free Clinic
- Tupelo Community Theatre
- Tupelo Housing Authority
- Tupelo/Lee Hunger Coalition
- Tupelo Lee Humane Society
Tupelo Lions Club
- Tupelo Misfits Leo Club
- Union County Good
 Samaritan

- Union County Literacy
Council

- United Way of Northeast
 Mississippi

- Vitalant
- Volunteer Northeast
 Mississippi

- VVSC, Inc.
- Wear It Well, Inc.
- West Itawamba Food Pantry
- Wives of Warriors
 



 


 
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Contact Rebecca at 662-432-0158 or rebecca@unitedwaynems.org.
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