Of One Accord Ministries - Northeast


Neighborly Meals Program

Established in February 2006, this program, with the help of dedicated volunteers, delivers meals each week day to approximately 30 elderly and disabled persons in the Rogersville community.

To qualify for this program, participants need to:

  • Meet income eligibility.
  • Be age 60 or older, or younger if disabled.
  • Have a medical condition that prevents them from being able to provide their own meals.
  • Have access to no other meal programs.
  • Live within a 5-mile radius of the Shepherd's Center in Rogersville.

The need for this program: The Neighborly Meals Program was established in response to budget cuts experienced by our local Area Agency on Aging OPTIONS Meal Program. In 2001, more than 100 elderly and disabled persons who still lived at home in the Rogersville area received daily meals through the OPTIONS Program. By the end of 2004, however, a fewer number of folks received these meals. Realizing the valuable contribution the elderly have made to our community, Of One Accord wanted to help fill in the gap created by budget cuts. The ministry was fortunate to receive a federal grant to establish the Neighborly Meals Program, which now works closely with the OPTIONS Program and other local agencies to insure senior citizens living in our community receive adequate daily nutrition.

You can help by:

Contact: Rita Jones at 423-921-8036 or by email at RitaJonesOOA@gmail.com.

We estimate it costs about 45˘ per meal to feed an elderly person.

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In 2018,

  • Hot meals were delivered 5 days a week to an average of 30 clients that can no longer cook for themselves
    5,068 meals were delivered

  • 2,102 additional meals were served to people at The Shepherd’s Center

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