Annual Report to Donors: 2017
In 2017, we helped clients stay safe and healthy through a variety of lifeline services. Our client advocate, Judith Cathey, visited clients to assess unmet health needs. Seniors received help with medications, walkers, and canes and were referred to medical care when needed. Our outreach workers offered assistance to those suffering from depression, poor health or other difficulties. If clients were not able to live alone safely, we got them help to move to an appropriate setting.
St. Vincent Meals on Wheels by the Numbers
From January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017, we prepared and served a total of 681,025 meals—an average of 1,865 meals per day.
* 2017 hot meals: 415,846
* 2017 cold suppers: 111,744
* 2017 frozen meals: 110,519
* 2017 breakfasts: 42,916
* 178,464 miles driven- 572 Miles a Day!
* 27 meal-delivery vans
* $56,000 gasoline cost
Cost to prepare and deliver a nourishing hot meal to a client’s home $7.85
Volunteers Turn Out in Record Numbers
More than 275 volunteers served the hungry, including many new students and adults who came to work in the kitchen, drive delivery vans or deliver meals to clients’ tables.
Support Groups Grow to Meet Growing Needs
Circle of Angels: More than 300 members provided a circle of love and support for our clients by making gifts of $500 to $50,000.
The Breakfast Club: 227 Breakfast Club members donated $1 or more a day to deliver a daily breakfast (in addition to a hot meal) to clients who depend on us for everything they eat.
Cuisine a Roulettes: Members of Cuisine raise funds, volunteer support and awareness through events including the Annual Beach Walk/Bike-a-Thon and Evening on the Beach.
Adopt a Route: Several corporations and individuals “adopted” routes of about 30 meal clients on a weekly, monthly or annual basis.