Meals on Wheels delivers holiday cheer to homebound

MERRIMACK – Santa came early this year for the elderly homebound and disabled living in Hillsborough County. SJCS Meals on Wheels delivered a holiday gift bag to each of their meals recipients, 1,200 gift bags in total. With the assistance of many organizations and individuals in the community, each person received a gift bag filled with much-needed and appreciated necessities and goodies such as soaps, snacks, clothing and blankets.

“On behalf of SJCS Meals on Wheels, I’d like to thank the community for their overwhelming generosity for our annual holiday gift tag event. Many of those we help are alone; this gift bag we deliver is the only present many of them will receive,” said Meghan Brady, SJCS president.

Local businesses and members of the community helped make this event a success by donating gifts and nutritious meals, displaying gift tags, and volunteering to pack all 1,200 gift bags.

SJCS is dedicated to promoting better physical, mental and social well being of older and other qualified adults through the provision of meals, health education, opportunities for social interaction and other services.

SJCS strives to meet the diverse needs of its clients through volunteerism and extensive collaboration with other community services. To find out more about SJCS, visit www.mealson, www.facebook