- Website: www.connectionsaaa.org
Because the demand for this program is so high, we currently have a waiting list for seniors who need home-delivered meals. As the 60+ population continues to grow, we see this unmet need growing.
Through our Meals on Wheels program, individuals get not only a hot, nutritious meal, but also the friendship of our caring volunteer drivers and a daily check on their welfare. Meals on Wheels allows individuals to remain in their own homes. Knowing their loved ones get Meals on Wheels gives family members piece of mind.
"My meal deliverer always goes the extra mile for me. He always asks if there is anything I need." Male meal recipient, age 78
"If I didn't receive my meals from Connections, I probably couldn't stay in my home. That would be devastating." Male meal recipient, age 80
"I do a Meals on Wheels route once a week. I look forward to seeing my clients. They look forward to seeing me and hearing about my week and what I've got going on. No matter how bad of a week I'm having, seeing folks that are counting on me makes my day." Meals on Wheels volunteer
"I don't have any family in the area, but I feel safe because I know that I'll see a friendly face each day. And I love the roast turkey!" Female meal recipient, age 83
The Iowa West Foundation has generously provided $20,000 in Challenge Funds to be shared by participating nonprofits it recognizes as being based in or providing services in Pottawattamie County five days per week or more and meeting their funding criteria.