Caring for Friends offers a number of programs that support our mission.
Meals for homebound clients—At the core of what we do, volunteers make weekly home visits to deliver meals and visit with seniors, veterans, people with disabilities, and other isolated homebound friends.
Food bank—We receive thousands of pounds of food from our generous donors and partners, as well as through food drives. The shelf stable, fresh food, and ready-to-heat meals are shared with food pantries, shelters, places of worship, and other organizations in underserved communities. We make sure nothing goes to waste, while staying true to our mission.
Food for those facing homelessness—Meals, such as sandwiches and soups, and snack bags are prepared by individual or group volunteers in our warehouse in the Northeast and distributed to people living on the streets and in shelters.
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Meet our people
When Cheryl (standing next to client friend Margaret) retired after 22 years as the Director of Cafeteria Services at St. Joseph Manor, she put her knowledge about the importance of nutritious meals for the elderly to use as a Caring for Friends volunteer visitor.Read her story