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Talking to your Kids about Being Involved with Meals on Wheels

By Patty Cole

April 15, 2018


Today, in Tuthill House,  the kids made cards for the local seniors who receive meals through Meals-on-Wheels. Here is

some basic info for your family, so that you can carry on the discussion during the week at home. It is written in “kid-friendly” language.


What is Meals-on-Wheels?

There are a lot of older people who cannot shop or cook their food anymore. Many of them live alone and do not have relatives around who can help. So other people get together and make meals, often lunches, for them. They bring the lunches in their cars to other people’s homes. The older people love it because they get food AND a visit!


What did we do in church school today?

Today we made cards for the older folks in Atkinson and nearby towns.  We used paint and did some printmaking. We wrote nice messages. The cards will go in with the meals that get delivered.


Why did we help?

Jesus wants us to love our neighbors. It will make the older people so happy to know that kids were thinking about them. Also, a lady that works for Meals-on-Wheels said that they love getting cards with pretty colors. It will help them feel loved. Did you know that 1 in 6 seniors struggle with hunger.

Image from mealsonwheelsamerica.org

How else can we help?

You can go to their website and see how adults can volunteer or donate money. You can tell other people about them. At church school, we can make more crafts for them.


How can we pray for them?

You can make up your own prayers, or use this one:

Dear God, We pray for all the people who get meals delivered to them. We pray that they get enough to eat and have nice visits. Please be with them when they get sick or lonely. Thank you for all that you have given us. Help us to love our neighbors. Amen.


What does the Bible say about this?

You can look up these verses in your Bible at home, or simply read from this page:


Matthew 25:35-36 Common English Bible (CEB)

35 I was hungry and you gave me food to eat. I was thirsty and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger and you welcomed me. 36 I was naked and you gave me clothes to wear. I was sick and you took care of me. I was in prison and you visited me.’


Luke 3:11 Common English Bible (CEB)

11 He answered, “Whoever has two shirts must share with the one who has none, and whoever has food must do the same.”


Mark 12:30-31 New International Version (NIV)

30 Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’[a] 31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] There is no commandment greater than these.”

Next week at Tuthill House...Earth Day Celebration 

The kids will plant container vegetable gardens.  The vegetables will be donated to local food pantries in the early summer.