Meals on Wheels receives $25,000 grant

MERRIMACK – St. Joseph Community Services (SJCS) Meals on Wheels recently received a $2,500 grant from the Dorothy Gould Cook Memorial Fund through the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. This grant supports the Meals on Wheels Program which provides hot, nutritious meals and vital safety check for our community’s isolated seniors and qualified adults throughout Hillsborough County. The foundation’s grant will assist SJCS in providing these vital services and supports the SJCS mission of fostering independence and life enrichment for elderly and other qualified adults.

“The contribution from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation makes a real difference in our ability to provide service to all those who need our help,” said Meghan Brady, president of St. Joseph Community Services. “All of us at SJCS are deeply grateful for the continued support. The Meals on Wheels Program provides a hot meal and a safety check for isolated, homebound older and disabled adults. In our most recent survey, 56 percent of clients said that they were less hungry since receiving this service.”

St. Joseph Community Services is dedicated to promoting better physical and mental health of older and other qualified adults through the provision of nutritious meals and vital safety checks. 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 MealsOn,,

The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation was created in 1962 by and for the people of New Hampshire, and is dedicated to strengthening communities across the Granite State. The foundation manages a growing collection of 1,700 philanthropic funds created by generous families, individuals and businesses, and awards more than $30 million in grants and scholarships every year.

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– Submitted by Donna Wheeler, development and grants coordinator St. Joseph Community Services, Inc.