Help For Cloister Neighbors Who Need It


“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made. Our times are in his hand who saith, ‘A whole I planned, youth shows but half; Trust God: See all, nor be afraid!”

RobertBrowning2We may be able to help a Cloister neighbor to grow old gracefully, in reasonable comfort, and not be afraid.

Invitation from Judy Davis

Mobile Meals Program

In 1974 a group of individuals felt there was a need to establish a program that included several churches in the Green Hills area.  The Ecumenical Outreach Program was founded and expanded to include additional churches.  One of the programs they sponsored was the Mobile Meals Program.

Today there are 5 routes and 8 churches participating in this program.  Our food service provider prepares a hot, well balances meal of a meat, 2 vegetables, fruit or salad, milk and bread for only $2.75 per meal.  The meals contain no salt and no sugar.

Our service area includes Edgehill, Melrose, east to Franklin Rd., west to West End Ave and south to Old Hickory Blvd.

This program has worked for 39 years as a true venture of faith.  Each group assumes the responsibility for delivery of the meals on their respective route.  They provide their own staff.  This is a volunteer service offered by the participating churches and other volunteers, and is not connected with the Metro Meals on Wheels government program.  We receive no government funding.

This service is not limited to church members or senior adults.  There is no age requirement.  When individuals return home from the hospital or are no longer able to prepare meals, they can request this service.  All individuals in the area served by this program are eligible to receive meals, however, they are screened to determine their degree of need.  This service allows older adults to remain in their home for a longer period and have someone checking on them each day.  The Mobile Meals drivers are frequently the only human contact these people have each day.

We already deliver lunch to one lady who lives in the Cloisters.

If you know someone who needs this service, please contact Laura Dreher at 791-9918.

A copy of the above has been sent to the Editor of The Cloister News which is delivered to your doorstep each month. Do you have a roofmate or close neighbor who is advanced in age, lives alone, or otherwise has limited mobility? You may want let them know about this fine “Meals on Wheels” program….

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