Kingsway Christian Church and MIFA Collaboration Brings Meals On Wheels to Germantown for First Time Ever
For the first time since its 1976 inception, MIFA Meals on Wheels will roll into the Germantown area - thanks to a new partnership with Kingsway Christian Church.Beginning March 31, Kingsway, located at 7887 Poplar Ave., will sponsor a Meals on Wheels program starting with five homebound seniors living in Germantown. Currently, there is no meals delivery program in this geographic vicinity.
The effort also marks the first time a congregation has joined forces with MIFA to make a program possible in an unserved area.“Our calling is ministry in all forms both within and beyond the Kingsway community of faith,” said Reverend Ryan A. Starr, Senior Minister at Kingsway Church. “We are committed to serving our community and our partnership with MIFA Meals on Wheels is a prime example of that dedication.”Kingsway has raised $10,000 to subsidize these meals for one year.
MIFA will assess and identify the program’s inaugural clients, and prepare the hot, nutritious meals. Kingsway’s trained volunteers will deliver the meals each weekday.“MIFA has a strong legacy of support from the faith community and this partnership offers both the financial and volunteer backing to help us expand our meals program into the Germantown area,” explained Sally Jones Heinz, MIFA Executive Director. “With Kingsway’s generosity, we will offer seniors not only health and nutrition well-being, but also fellowship and added years of independence.”One of five senior programs at MIFA, Meals on Wheels provides lunches each weekday for 1,200 homebound elderly and seniors at 15 congregate sites.
MIFA’s largest program is accredited through the Meals on Wheels Association of America’s Magnet Accreditation Program, a prestigious group of senior nutrition programs across the country dedicated to providing quality nutrition services at the highest level of organizational accountability. During the month of March, the 45-year-old nonprofit organization is participating in March for Meals, a national effort to raise funds and awareness of senior hunger.