Meals on Wheels Community Services of NEPA Receives Blanket Donation

Meals on Wheels Community Services of NEPA received a donation of blankets and sanitizing products from Ocean State Job Lot.

“We are grateful for the tremendous support that we’ve seen from the community for this year’s Holiday Blanket Drive,” said Kristen L. Kosin, executive director of Meals on Wheels of NEPA. “This donation from Ocean State Job Lot helped to bring us to our goal. We appreciate their continued support the agency.”

“The Ocean State Job Charitable Foundation has a tradition of supporting organizations that are able to make a positive impact on the local communities,” said Edward Stephens, Store Manager of Ocean State Job Lot. “Meals and Wheels has a long tradition of doing just that in Northeastern Pennsylvania. Ocean State Job Lot of Dickson City is proud to support them in their annual blanket distribution for seniors in our community.”

The Holiday Blanket Drive has provided comfort to the elderly and homebound clients of Meals on Wheels of NEPA for more than six years. The program distributes donated throw blankets, socks, and toiletries to elderly and homebound clients living throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania during the holiday season.

The core programming of Meals on Wheels Community Services of NEPA is the Home Delivered Meals program, which serves elderly adults and adults with disabilities in our community. Individuals whose life circumstances make it difficult or impossible for them to prepare needed nourishment receive a hot meal delivered to them by volunteers and caring staff. In addition to keeping the senior well-nourished, Meals on Wheels often provides the only human contact many homebound individuals experience each day. Meals on Wheels of NEPA has been in existence since 1969, and to date, has served over 5 million meals.