Thanksgiving Meals On Wheels (MOW)
St. John's parishioners spend the day after Thanksgiving preparing meals and bags of groceries for Wake Forest area Meals On Wheels recipients (MOW). A quiet outreach ministry that began in 1989 has evolved into a much anticipated and well supported event for the people of St. John's and community. The program is designed to deliver healthy meals to individuals in the local community who, because of health or physical limitations, would otherwise be without a daily nutritious meal.
The regular MOW volunteers and program, take a needed break from their daily volunteer work on weekends and holidays. Unfortunately this leaves the dependents of MOW without food for four days over the Thanksgiving holiday (Thursday-Sunday). With St. John's help, MOW volunteers are able to take the break they need without worry. They know that those who depend on them are still receiving a nutritious, home cooked meal.
Turkey, hams sweet potato casserole, muffins, rolls and veggies are always part of the menu. In addition to the ready-to-eat dinner that is delivered, parishioners donate fresh fruit, individual snack items, desserts, and more.
How can I help?
Volunteers deliver the meals to the homes of the meal recipients.
Volunteers prepare the food and divide it into take-home containers. (St. John's usually provides enough for several meals over the long holiday weekend.)
Donations of food are gratefully accepted several days prior to the event: fresh fruit, individual size snack items, desserts, breads and pint size cartons of milk are also delivered to each person. For a complete list of items needed, contact the office in October.