Headed by Dan Casey, our dedicated group of volunteers work hard to deliver daily home-cooked, high-quality meals directly to the doorsteps of seniors in Pitcairn, Monroeville, Trafford, Level Green, Wall, and Wilmerding, Pennsylvania.
PitCare Meals on Wheels is a ministry founded in 1971 by members of the former St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Pitcairn. They saw a need in the community, among the elderly citizens, for daily, home-delivered meals, at a reasonable cost. For over 50 years, this Meals on Wheels Program has provided an invaluable senior service—preparing and delivering an estimated 700,000 meals—for aging individuals across Southwestern Pennsylvania.
Our volunteers and clients are convinced—our work means so much more than just a meal, it’s a commitment to making our community a healthier and happier place for all.
The criteria for service is an inability to shop or cook for oneself. The service may be long term as for the frail elderly and/or disabled or short term for those who are on the road to recovery.
When are Meals delivered?
Meals are prepared at PitCare Meals on Wheels in Pitcairn; two meals a day (one hot and one cold) are delivered Monday – Friday between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.
How much does it cost?
Cost of Program is $5 per day for two meals per day, delivered directly to your home.
If you live in the Trafford/Level Green areas, St Regis Parish subsides $2 of the cost, so you only pay $3/day.
If you are a resident in Allegheny County, there is a low-income subsidy provided by the Pittsburgh Foundation that reduces the cost from $5/day to $3/day. Proof of income is required. This is known as the Small & Mighty Grant and is only available until funds run out.
How does the program work?
The success of Meals-On-Wheels depends upon many dedicated volunteers who "KEEP THE WHEELS ROLLING." Volunteers can be:
Volunteers do much more than prepare and deliver meals. Daily, they bring a cheerful greeting, check on a person’s well-being and handle emergencies when necessary. The commitment can range from several hours per week to 2-4 hours per month.
In addition to home delivered meals, these teams provide the important plus of personal contact; a quality missing from the day to day lives of many a homebound person. This contact not only reassures the recipient that someone is concerned about them, but also, should they need emergency assistance the delivery teams can help and assist.
PitCare Meals on Wheels is part of Meals on Wheels America, which enables us to take advantage of the many resources they provide.