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Natrona County Meals on Wheels

A Daniels Fund Impact Story

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General Operating Support
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In-Home Services
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Grant purpose:  To support Natrona County Meals on Wheels, which provides nutritionally balanced meals to homebound, handicapped, and frail elderly citizens living in Casper and the surrounding communities and rural Natrona county residents.

How this organization is helping make lives better:  Natrona County Meals On Wheels’ works to assist the elderly and homebound of Natrona County maintain their independence and integrity, as well as their physical and mental health, in the dignity of their own homes and environments.  It does this by preparing and delivering nutritionally tailored meals via caring community volunteers.  40% of the organization’s clients require special diets, which is why all of the meals are individually prepared, making certain each client receives a nutritionally balanced diet while taking into account each individual dietary need, including many specifically prescribed by individual physicians.  Currently the organization prepares and delivers 507 specialized meals per day for 379 clients.  In 2008, 176,782 meals were delivered to homebound elderly and disabled citizens.

Story of a life made better:  Alfred Smith is a 75-year-old who receives meals through the Natrona County Meals on Wheels program.  He likes to stay as active as he can despite struggles he has had with his health over the last decade. In September of 2006, Alfred lost his loving wife of 53 years, Janice, but continues to be able to maintain just fine in his home by himself. He thinks that all of the Meals on Wheels drivers are wonderful and have their hearts in the right place. As for the meals, Al says they are a big help for him and he really enjoys the daily variety and smiles that the drivers deliver each day.

For more information, please contact:
Natrona County Meals on Wheels
1760 East 12th Street
Casper, WY   82601
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