Nutrition & Services for Seniors

Photo courtesy of Foundation for Southeast Texas

A total of $135,000 was awarded by The Foundation for Southeast Texas to 49 nonprofits across the Golden Triangle Wednesday, May 9. The grants awarded were being given for a variety of different needs and causes ranging from $750 to $7,180. The grant recipients included $5,000 to The Arc of Greater Beaumont for the purpose of their 2018 Arc Summer Day Camp, $5,000 to Nutrition & Services for Seniors for a Combi Oven used by the Meals on Wheels Program and $4,000 to United Board of Missions for their Back to School Program to name a few.

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Photo by Kyle Swearingen

Over $4,000 was donated to Meals on Wheels by JK Subaru Wednesday, April 12 at Nutrition & Services for Seniors. 

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Bridgett Hlavinka talks about the food pantry at Nutrition and Senior Services w

“It’s more than just a meal,” Nutrition & Services for Seniors Executive Director Elaine Shellenberger says of the Meals on Wheels program her department administers.

And she’s right. Meals on Wheels provides many seniors much more than a daily meal or lunch delivery. Often, it allows them to maintain their independence.

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More than 430 Monsignor Kelly Catholic High School students, 100 faculty members and 40 parents volunteered helping hands to more than 35 local charities and nonprofit organizations during Kelly Springs Into Action Day on Friday, April 15.

Kelly High School, established in 1895, is a diocesan, coeducational high school in Beaumont that, according to its mission statement, offers “cultural diversity, spiritual and personal development, and a strong college preparation in a loving and nurturing environment.”

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Nutrition & Services For Seniors (NSFS) will be collecting the last of its winter garden harvest and is seeking volunteers to help with the effort Saturday, Feb. 20, at 4590 Concord Road in Beaumont from 9 a.m. – noon.

Volunteers are needed to harvest fruits and vegetables, work the compost, and till garden beds to prepare them for the spring garden.

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Community leaders helped volunteers delivered more than 1,200 meals Oct. 17 as part of Nutrition & Services for Seniors fourth annual “Big Wheels” for Meals Day.Community leaders and business owners like Bo Alfred, Pat Avery, Larry and Justice of the Peace Nancy Beaulieu and many others volunteered to help ensure seniors get their lunch-time meal.

This was the second year Jefferson County Commissioner Alfred participated in “Big Wheels,” a service he says is a worthy cause close to his heart.

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