Meals on Wheels

Meals On Wheels Service

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Meals on Wheels

Well, you may have seen the little vans that are marked ‘Meals on Wheels’ and wondered what they do, or possibly maybe benefited from their service yourself. Meals on Wheels is a national (USA) organization. 

It works like this:  cities or counties are assigned a local office, which arrange for meals to be delivered to the home bound, elderly, or anyone who may need assistance in this manner.  A hot meal is delivered for lunch, with a sack-lunch type of meal being left for dinner.  Many of the recipients of these meals live alone, and far too often the only contact with people are the drivers-deliverers of these meals during the week. 

There is a need for greeting cards to be delivered with these meals. A card would mean contact from another person who took the time to care. It would mean a smile and a warm thought. But most importantly it would mean an additional portion of love that, as humans, we can never get enough of.

If you are interested (and I truly hope you are) in getting together with friends, a church group, youth, family, or even while watching a movie or tv, to make some homemade cards, OR purchased ones LIKE THESE would be perfect.

What should the cards look like:

  • Cards must be generic for a man or woman.
  • No need for envelope
  • Cards should be 6″x8″ or smaller
  • Cards can be simple or ornate
  • Cards are not to be holiday or special occasion oriented, making them usable all year long
  • Purchased ‘thinking of you’ cards would be perfect
  • Print and glue in or write a message on the inside such as: “Thinking of You”, “Have a nice day”, “Keep that Awesome Smile Showing”, etc.
  • Do NOT personalize it in any form, such as happy birthday or themed in any way – such as holiday, etc.

What do I do with the cards:

  • Send cards to ME.  Email me for address at: and please put “SERVICE” in the subject line, and I will be HAPPY to deliver them for you
  • Send cards directly to the Davis County Meals on Wheels office – information below
  • Send them to your own Meals on  Wheels agency -you will want to contact them first to make sure they are interested


Office Manager
North Davis Senior Activity Center

Wendy 801-525-5080
Davis County Health Department

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow 2018

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7 replies
  1. Sinea Pies
    Sinea Pies says:

    What a great project, Carrie. Reminds me of a teenage girl I met at a weight watchers meeting once. She had been featured in the news for her card ministry. In talking with her, I found out that she and her friends collect unused greeting cards from all over, fill them out and then bring them to the hospital at the holidays. She wants to make sure everybody gets one. She has done thousands of them!

  2. Diane Roark
    Diane Roark says:


    I am very familiar with meals on wheels. Both of Jerry grandmas had this service before they died. They were very independent and did not want to move, so Jerry dad looked into meals on wheels. Both of his grandmas were over 95 years old.

    I think the cards are a great idea. On of Jerry grandmas agree to try it but did not want too. After she figured out she would have someone to talk to, she loved the service. I think the cards would be another way they would know other people care.

    Thanks for the idea,
    Diane Roark

  3. Audrey
    Audrey says:

    What a great service project. I will see if I have some cards lying around to help out. I will also share this to get more people interested.

    Thanks for sharing on Tasty Tuesdays.

  4. Kimberly
    Kimberly says:

    Hello beautiful! I absolutely love this. Pinned. Thank you for taking the time to stop by! I hope to see you at our party tonight, it starts at 7 pm. We love to party with you!
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  5. rachael
    rachael says:

    My Stampin Up club just recently made cards to donate and I’ve been wondering who to send them to! Looks like I’ve found the perfect cause! Do you want the inside signed with our names? Thanks for all you do!


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