The Power of Home Cooking!
A few residents shared what it meant to receive a weekly meal. Thank you PVM Foundation donors!
The promise of a healthy, hot meal every week can mean the world to an older adult. Every Tuesday, through a partnership with Healin’ Meals, delicious meals made from scratch were delivered to residents’ doors. These meals were packaged to be easily stored or reheated. Westland’s The Village of Our Saviour’s Manor resident Louise Rush said, “These meals are a blessing, and show compassion to help and feed us at the same time.”
Many residents are unable to cook, and rarely have hot meals. Another resident, Alice Finely, has had 3 hip surgeries and struggles to prepare her own meals daily. The meals provided were “much appreciated and showed true generosity of spirit.”
Since the COVID-19 pandemic has isolated so many in their homes, having a sense of normalcy has been a relief to many residents. City of Detroit’s University Meadows resident Jean Mallory said “I looked forward to the meals every week. It meant I didn’t have to worry about cooking.”
Having a meal provided reduced grocery costs and helped with planning a weekly budget. “These meals have meant so much, and really provided healing. Not physical healing, but mental. Knowing someone is thinking about everyone who lives here and cares enough to send food for everyone is true kindness.”
$5 provided one healthy home-cooked meal (made from scratch) that was delivered to the resident’s door each week. With a majority of residents living alone, receiving minimal family support and not being able to drive any longer, these meals helped in so many ways.