Meals on Wheels of Ramsey County

ABOUT US

Our Mission

To improve the quality of life for seniors in Ramsey County by providing Meals on Wheels and other services that help people maintain their highest level of independence.

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Who We Are

Meals on Wheels of Ramsey County is a service provided by the the Senior Services Consortium of Ramsey County, Minnesota.

The Consortium is a nonprofit organization composed of eight member agencies that provide Meals on Wheels and other senior services in Ramsey County.

The members include four private social service agencies serving residents within the City of St. Paul and four suburban school districts that serve residents in the suburban Ramsey County area.

The member agencies of the Senior Services Consortium have been collaborating through an informal partnership for more than 45 years. Through this durable partnership, each agency has worked diligently to provide Meals on Wheels and other services within its own geographic area, while also collaborating for the overall good of the people of Ramsey County.​

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Community Impact

By working together, Consortium members ensure that all eligible Ramsey County residents have access to daily home-delivered meals. Unlike most urban areas, we are proud to have NO waiting list. Our effective, economical and streamlined county-wide collaboration of community Meals on Wheels providers is able to:

  • Help seniors and adults with disabilities maintain a better quality of life and remain in their own home

  • Reduce nursing home costs borne by taxpayers

  • Stretch limited government and private resources allocated for senior services

  • Avoid costly duplication of services

  • Promote “best practices” and delivery of high quality senior services

  • Address specific needs of each agency’s service area

Our Funding

Meals on Wheels recipients contribute toward the cost of meals and delivery. Ramsey County provides the Consortium with a financial base, which is distributed among the member agencies. The Consortium members also receive Federal/State Medical Assistance funds, administered through the Department of Human Services.

In addition, each of the member agencies generates volunteer and financial support from their local communities and individual contributions.

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What We Do

Each year, our member agencies deliver more than 200,000 meals to older adults and those with disabilities in Ramsey County.

This is possible with the help of over 2,000 community volunteers.

Community Resources

Our member agencies assist seniors throughout Ramsey County  and can help connect you to additional community resources.

Our Board

Ruth Hampton Olkon

Jewish Family Service of St. Paul

Mary McKeown

Keystone Community Services

 

Dan Rodriguez

Merrick Community Services

 

Karl Brown

Mounds View Area School District 621

 

Tamra Lennox

North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale School District 622

Cyndi Arneson

Roseville Area School District 623

 

Tim Maurer

White Bear Lake Area School District 624

 

Maureen Kenney

Amherst H. Wilder Foundation

 

STAFF

Denise Wickiser

Executive Director

call 651-266-4107

email@mealsonwheels-rc.org

I look forward to seeing [the volunteer] at a certain time every week and am eager to find something different in my delivery. Also, just to speak or wave and see a smile.

- 85 yr old, St. Paul resident