Meals from the Heart provides food and outreach services that enable members of the Nelson County Community to live independently, with safety and dignity. Our primary mission is to visit those that are homebound and provide them with nourishing meals.
Keys to Success
Volunteers: Dedicated individuals who give of their time and talents, supporting the office staff, organizing and marking meals for delivery, delivering meals using their own vehicles, spending quality time with our homebound clients and participating in special activities and events.
Community Networking: Networking with other organizations and individuals who are also concerned about the problems facing our populace.
Supporters & Benefactors: Our operations and the capital required to sustain the program is provided by individuals, businesses and foundations.
Partners and Roles
GOC Foundation– Provides menu management, food preparation and packaging services through their On-The-GO Food Services facility.
St. Vincent DePaul– Bread for Life Food Pantry provides program management and oversight, coordinates volunteer recruitment and scheduling, food delivery, client assessment and facilitates follow-up services. Meals are delivered during the week, Monday(1), Tuesday(2 meals), Thursday(1) and Friday(2 meals).
Lincoln Trail Area Development – Provides congregate meals and limited meal delivery through the Mom’s Meals program, client acquisition services and referral.
Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) of Community Action – Provides assistance in attracting and registering volunteers. Volunteers are reimbursed for travel between their home and the meal distribution point at a rate of $.30/mile. Mileage for meal delivery is not reimbursable. Volunteers must provide a copy of their driver’s license and auto insurance. Volunteers are covered by a supplemental accident and liability insurance.