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Tabitha Meals on Wheels Celebrates its 55th Year with a March for Meals

March for Meals is a month-long celebration of Tabitha’s 55-year-long 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.

There are a variety of ways to get involved with Tabitha Meals on Wheels throughout the year.

Donate

Support neighbors with a monthly or one-time gift at Tabitha.org/MarchforMeals. This March, your donations will be doubled, thanks to a generous local donor’s $25,000 match.

For 90% of clients, all that’s needed to continue successfully living at home is a delivered meal. Since 1967, Tabitha Meals on Wheels answers this need by serving a nutritious lunch to nearly 450 residents every day—including holidays and snow days.

Even though 80% 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 recipients, volunteers are often the only people they have face-to-face contact with each day.

Volunteer

Join the dedicated group of volunteers who invest their time to battle food insecurity, which 25% of Nebraska Seniors face. Routes generally take 60 to 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 announced JP Lauterbach has joined its Tabitha Foundation, the fundraising arm of the Lincoln-headquartered nonprofit, as director of development. Read more.

Tabitha celebrates being named Best Home Health and Senior Care in the 2022 Lincoln's Choice Awards. Read more.

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Tabitha announced the addition of Shelia Zelazny as Director of Business Development. In this role, she will supervise the senior living advisory team along with regional business development coordinators. Learn more.

March for Meals is a month-long celebration of Tabitha’s 55-year-long Meals on Wheels program, the first of its kind in Lincoln. Learn more how you can get involved.

Thank you for your Best of Kearney nominations—please vote for Tabitha for Best In-Home Health Care company daily March 1-17, 2022.

Making small adjustments in thinking can promote longevity in a health journey. Setting these mindful habits is a clear way you can continually advocate for your health. Read more.

Please vote Tabitha daily for the Lincoln's Choice Awards through Sunday, Feb. 27 for: Home Health Care, Senior Care, Senior Living, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Work Environment, Nonprofit and Customer Service.

Taking care of your heart is a great step towards the best possible aging journey. By making the following healthy nutrition, exercise and lifestyle choices, people of all ages can reduce their risk for heart disease.

With a passion for helping older adults, Delaney Patten first donated her time to nonprofit Tabitha as a temporary volunteer, then later became an employee and hospice volunteer. Read more.

Help Tabitha make the final Best of Kearney ballot—nominate us for Best In-Home Health Care company between Jan. 25 - Feb. 10, 2022.

As an approved education site through the Nebraska Health Care Association, Tabitha is pleased to offer a pathway to becoming a Nursing Assistant (CNA). Space is limited—apply today.