Jennifer E. Thomas (j3nny3lf) wrote,
Jennifer E. Thomas
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Wheely Mealies

Or as most folks refer to them, Meals On Wheels.

Since I am seriously disabled now, and on SSI, I qualify for free meals on wheels. Five balanced, diabetic friendly meals per week, delivered every Thursday, frozen. Two vegetables/sides (today my meal had cauliflower and zucchini), one entree (chicken parmesan today), a slice of wheat bread or cornbread or a hamburger or hot dog roll if that week's meals had one of those, and a dessert, which includes strawberry shortcake, rice krispy treats, snacky cakes, and the like.

It's pretty neat. Most of the meals are pretty tasty, although some of them are worse than school cafeteria food. The lady who delivers them calls me twice a week to check in and see how I'm doing, and then spends a half hour or so talking to me when she comes on Thursdays (and she always brings the dogs doggy treats!)

And...

They also provide free dog and cat kibble. Since I've started on MoW, I've not had to buy pet food at all, except the occasional cans just to give them a treat now and again. Which I can afford to do now, as I am not spending $75 a month feeding five dogs and a cat any more. And as they are feeding me a meal a day, saving me money THERE, too.

I know it seems pretty mundane, but it's a real blessing!
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