The Shasta Area Wheels program promotes health and supports the choice of independence by preparing and delivering nutritious, affordable meals to people in need of our service. We serve approximately 60 homebound lunches a day, Tuesday through Friday. We leave a frozen dinner for Monday when we stop by on Friday. Meals are delivered between 10:30 and 1:30. The meals we deliver are oftentimes the only hot meal of the day for each client. The suggested contribution for a homebound meal is $3.50.
Another core value of this and our other services is the social contact with each client. This helps ensure their safety. Friendly and committed volunteers enjoy a short visit, and engage each client in conversation. We reduce isolation and add care and comfort by coming to their place of residence. Each volunteer gets to know his or her clients and may be the only human contact that these seniors receive on a regular basis