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Help Seniors Remain Independent with Dollar-for-Dollar Match

March for Meals is a month-long celebration of Tabitha’s longstanding Meals on Wheels program, the first of its kind in Lincoln. It’s geared toward rallying the capital city to support those who rely on this vital safety net to remain healthy and independent at home. The pandemic has only magnified the need for meal delivery as more residents do their part to slow the spread of the virus and retreat to the safety of their homes.

There are a variety of ways to get involved in March for Meals and throughout the year.

Give

Support neighbors with a one-time or monthly gift at Tabitha.org/MarchforMeals. This March, your donations will be doubled thanks to a dollar-for-dollar match up to $50,000.

For some residents, all that’s needed to continue successfully living at home is a delivered meal. For 50+ years and counting, Tabitha Meals on Wheels answers this need by serving a nutritious lunch to more than 500 residents every day—including holidays and snow days.

Although 81% of clients served cannot afford the cost of the meal, Tabitha continues to deliver thanks to generous donors and dedicated volunteers. These daily deliveries provide more than a meal; they bring a friendly face, a well-being check and peace of mind for families. For 82% of the recipients, volunteers are often the only people they have face-to-face contact with each day. And for 90% of clients, the meal is what is helping them remain in their homes.

Volunteer

Join the 1,000 volunteers who invest their time to deliver 46 weekday and 39 weekend routes. Routes generally take 90 minutes to deliver, and your commitment can be as little or as big as your schedule permits. Team up with a coworker, friend or family member and adopt a daily, weekly or monthly route to deliver meals. Apply today at Tabitha.org/Volunteer.

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Tabitha in Crete has received the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living's (AHCA/NCAL) Silver – Achievement in Quality Award for 2022.

Help us make Tabitha the Best of York County’s 2022 Best In-Home provider! Read more.

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Vote Tabitha daily and help us reach Best of Lincoln honors in several categories. From Aug. 15-31, make your vote heard at BestofLincoln.net.

Tabitha Meals on Wheels has been selected as a finalist for The Big Give—meaning a potential $100,000 donation from Union Bank & Trust. Seniors need your vote by Aug. 26, 2022. Read more.

Whether you choose to volunteer your time, get involved in the community or even commit time to strengthening your relationships, living an altruistic life provides many ways to impact others around you. 

Tabitha Meals on Wheels strongly depends on wonderful and dedicated volunteers to deliver meals, and is always looking for more individuals, organizations and companies willing to serve on a regular basis. Learn more.

Through Aug. 18, vote Tabitha daily for Best of Grand Island—hospice and in-home care company. Vote online at BestofGI.com and text 645 & 711 to 308.222.3146.

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It is important to make time to enjoy the outdoors. Spending time outside on a daily basis is beneficial to one’s mental, emotional and physical health. Read more.

Tabitha Meals on Wheels partners with the U-Stop Kicks it Back to the Community program. Every Tuesday in July, U-Stop will give two cents from every gallon of gas sold to support local Seniors.

Lincoln’s Gateway Sertoma Club and Tabitha came together for the 20th Annual Gateway Sertoma Golf Event Friday, June 10. The event raised a grand total of nearly $90,000 for Tabitha Meals on Wheels. Learn more.