Serving Food and Friendship For Over 40 Years
Meals on Wheels of Western Broome serves around 200 clients per day on 20 daily routes. This requires about 320 volunteers of which 220 are utilized per week.
Meals on Wheels of Western Broome County, Endicott, NY is a non-profit organization that provides and delivers healthy nutritious balanced meals each weekday to those seniors, elderly, convalescent, handicapped, isolated; those who can't cook and can't shop and others of our community so they may maintain their independence and quality of life.
In 1970 a local group of 17 women formulated plans to begin our MOW Program. The meals were prepared at the First Baptist Church in Endicott, NY. We had two routes and served 9 clients. Our Program moved to the Town of Union Hooper Annex Building in 1975. In 1996 MOW relocated to our current location in the Our Lady of Good Counsel school building, 705 West Main Street, Endicott, NY.
(l-r)Sue, Roger, Judy, Valerie, Diana, Don, Lori, Cheryl
The MOW Director manages all activities pertaining to the organization. The Assistant Director/Volunteer Coordinator assists the Director and oversees the recruiting and scheduling of volunteers. The Food Service Manager develops the menus, orders the food, and manages the kitchen operations. The Food Service Staff is responsible for the daily meal preparation and maintaining the safe sanitary conditions necessary for us to deliver our meals.
Volunteers usually give one to four hours a week by working: as driver/friendly visitor team, in the kitchen, or in the office. Volunteers can serve on a regular or substitute basis.
The Board of Directors is responsible for the general policy of the organization, its management, and assurance that the organizationís purpose is fulfilled. The Board of Directors is made up of dedicated volunteers from the MOW organization.
Unlike the program run through the Office for Aging, we are an independent non-profit organization. That means our costs are paid in-part by the people who purchase meals from us. The rest of the cost is paid through the generosity of the community. Donations by individuals, churches, businesses and all sorts of clubs have kept the cost low for the elderly, convalescent and handicapped of Western Broome.
Meals on Wheels of Western Broome receives no direct Government or United Way funding.