Aid For Friends
MEALS ARE CURRENTLY NEEDED TO FILL THE FREEZER! Stop by the parish garage and pick up empty meal containers, freezer bags and menu sheets (on top of the freezer). Cook a nutritious home-made dinner meal, put it in the container, wrap and freeze the meal. Drop the meal off to the freezer - the garage is open 7 days per week 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Aid for Friends is a non-profit organization that provides free, frozen, home-cooked meals and friendly visits to ~2,100 of the isolated frail and elderly home-bound in the five county greater Philadelphia area. St. Rose of Lima houses an AFF freezer (in the parish garage which is open seven days a week from 9 AM-5 PM) and provides meals for shut-ins living in the North Penn community.
Thanks to the generosity of our parishioners, and other local churches, we also provide meals more broadly in the Philadelphia region. Volunteers are always needed and opportunities to help include:
- Cooks to prepare meals that are stored in our parish AFF freezer
- Volunteer visitors to visit a shut-in weekly to deliver meals and spend quality time with the individual
Volunteer cooks are provided meal trays, menu sheets and storage bags (a supply is on top of the AFF freezer) to package the meals. A steady supply of meals is needed year-round; however, volunteer cooks participate as often as they are able.
This program is a great way to put leftovers to good use.
YOU CAN HELP!!
Please pick up a set of aluminum trays with all the supplies you will need. You will find them on top of the Aid for Friends freezer in the back left of St. Rose of Lima garage. Create and freeze meals from your leftovers – protein, vegetable, starch. Dessert can also be provided but not required.
Once your meals are complete, drop them off in the Aid for Friends freezer in the St. Rose of Lima garage and leave your last name and the number provided on the sheet on the freezer door for Aid for Friends records.
Meals are welcome at any time! Thank you for sharing your blessings with others! Volunteer visitors receive orientation and then are assigned a client/friend to visit once a week.
Contact Chris McDade at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-699-7969, or Anita Capps at email@example.com or 215-699-8433