The BROC Senior Nutrition Services program serves seniors both in the congregate setting and through Meals on Wheels of Wilkes County. Congregate participants enjoy food, fellowship and educational opportunities. Home delivered clients benefit from a nutritious meal, the security of having someone check on them five days a week and can remain in their homes for a longer period.
- The Congregate Nutrition Program operates three locations in Wilkes County.
- Austin Senior Meal Site
- Austin Community Center, Elkin, NC
- Fairplains Senior Meal Site
- Wilkes Senior Resources, North Wilkesboro, NC
- Maple Springs Senior Meal Site
- Maple Springs Community Center, Purlear, NC
- Austin Senior Meal Site
- This program provides a nutritionally-balanced meal cooked in two of the congregate sites and transported to the two satellite sites.
- Congregate meals are provided at no charge to anyone over 60 years of age and older.
- Congregate nutrition services promote health and well-being by providing a nutritious lunch Monday through Friday. The congregate meal provides a minimum of one-third of the daily Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) established by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Science.
- Nutrition education, educational and informative programs, and other support services are also provided to help our seniors remain independent.
- Congregate meal participants must be 60 years of age or older or the spouse of an eligible older person.
Meals on Wheels of Wilkes County provides a nutritionally-balanced lunch delivered Monday through Friday to homebound seniors 60 years of age or older. Meals provide a minimum of one-third of the daily Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDA) established by the Food and Nutrition Board of the National Academy of Science.
Meals are provided to help maintain or improve health and enable seniors to remain in their own homes for as long as possible. Home delivered meals are delivered at no cost to the recipient, however voluntary contributions are accepted to offset the cost of providing this service and to extend services to other individuals. Services will not be terminated if the participant is unable to contribute.
- Volunteering for Meals-On-Wheels
- Meals are delivered by volunteers who are reimbursed for the use of their personal vehicle.
- Volunteers provide a valuable service that goes beyond delivery of a meal. Volunteers are able to report health and wellness concerns which may prevent illness or injury and provide a measure of safety to the client and their loved ones.
- Volunteers have the option of serving from 1 to 5 days per week. Meals are picked up at 9:30 am and most routes can be completed in 2 ½ hours. Fill in drivers are also needed to learn all routes and be on call in the event that a regular driver has an illness or emergency.