Coal Creek Meals on Wheels was established in 1972 by Lafayette resident Sue Marolf, a Board of Directors and two staff members. In 2015, the organization moved from its original location, the First United Methodist Church of Lafayette, to Josephine Commons. A larger kitchen and a dining room now allow provision of meals for 100 home-bound clients and up to 70 on-site diners every weekday. Coal Creek Meals on Wheels (CCMOW) is the only delivery meal program that specifically serves Lafayette, Louisville, Erie and Superior.
We deliver high-quality, nutrient-dense meals every weekday to individuals limited in physical capacity due to illness, age and/or disability. Menus are created by our staff, who are conscious of the many health issues faced by the populations we serve. Daily meals are delivered by screened and trained volunteers, many of whom have worked with us for years. This service assists our clients in living independently and maintaining a quality of life that is better than they would otherwise experience.
Daily interaction between our volunteers and clients decreases social isolation of clients and creates opportunities for volunteers to check on their well-being. The on-going communication between clients, their families and our volunteers frequently results in referrals to other necessary resources, including food stamps, health care essentials, housing needs, transportation and county services. Many of our clients and their families believe that the social and emotional support received through our volunteers is invaluable.
In October, 2015, we began our on-site dining program, serving up to 70 Lafayette seniors each weekday. This service provides a nutritious, hot meal, as well as social interaction and camaraderie. There is no charge; however a $3.50 donation is requested. No one is turned away due to inability to pay. For reservations, call: 303-661-1494.
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