Summer with Meals on Wheels, and the Living at Home Is Easier

by 
Lauri A. Barish, Executive Director, Chestnut Hill Meals on Wheels
Chestnut Hill Meals on Wheels photo
Volunteer Suzanne delivers to Kenny M. (And Molly the dog helps.)

If shopping and meal prep have become a chore you or a loved one just can’t handle, here’s some good news: Since 1975, Chestnut Hill Meals on Wheels has been helping our neighbors challenged by illness, disability or age. Our friendly volunteers deliver two fresh, nutritious meals a day, up to five days a week, Monday through Friday. Meals are prepared by Halligan’s Pub in Flourtown and are delivered between 10 a.m. and noon. The cost is $9/day for two meals, $4.50/day for one meal. A limited number of subsidies are available.

Chestnut Hill Meals on Wheels serves Northwest Philadelphia and parts of eastern Montgomery County — Flourtown, Glenside, Lafayette Hill, Oreland, Wyndmoor, Chestnut Hill, Mt. Airy and portions of Germantown (zip codes 19031, 19038, 19075, 19444, 19118, 19119, 19150 and parts of 19144).

If you have no need for meals but are interested in getting involved, we always need volunteer drivers, packers and bakers, especially during the summer months. Drivers and packers generally volunteer one morning a week; bakers sign up quarterly, for as many days as they would like, to make desserts for 75 people. 

If you want to support Chestnut Hill Meals on Wheels in a really fun way, mark your calendar for the Harvest Kitchen Tour, Saturday, Nov 3. In our biggest fundraiser, you’ll get to explore seven spectacular home kitchens, each with a local chef preparing tasty treats, all in support of healthy aging at home.

Call Chestnut Hill Meals on Wheels at 215-233-5555 for more information. Check out our website (www.chestnuthillmow.org) and Facebook page, too!