2022 Calendar is OPEN!!
Posted Sep 30, 2021 by Meghann Smits of Urban Ministries of Wake County
I am happy to say that the 2022 Meal Calendar is open!
If you had completed the survey and wanted to KEEP your current meal slot, I have added your group for you (you should have received emails for each date; sorry!) Please check the dates to ensure no mistakes were made.
The rest of you are welcome to log into Meal Train and sign up for any open meal slots. Please let me know if you have any questions!
***Special announcement! Several people have asked to see the kitchen at HWCW. Evelyn, Lisa, and I would like to invite you for a tour in the beginning of November. Please be on the lookout for an email from me with details and options to RSVP.
Thank you for your continued support!
August 2021 Update
Posted Sep 3, 2021 by Meghann Smits of Urban Ministries of Wake County
Happy Friday Meal Donors!
We had a great month of August with 1,110 meals donated to our guests at HWCW!! Wow, that is a big number and we are so thankful. Welcome to the 7 new groups who provided a meal.
Thank you to those who have completed the 2022 Meal Preference Survey. To those who have not had a chance to complete it, please do so this week. I would love to have all 97 groups complete one! It was emailed to you a few weeks ago, let me know if you need me to resend it.
Please let me know if you have any questions!
Meghann, Lisa, and Evelyn
Posted Aug 6, 2021 by Meghann Smits of Urban Ministries of Wake County
Thank you for another successful month of providing meals to the 30 women staying at HWCW. There were 1,020 meals donated in the month of July. Thank you!
Welcome to the 3 new groups who joined us this month.
Please be on the look out for an email from me within the next few weeks. The email will have the annual survey to indicate your meal preferences for the year 2022. More details to come!
Please let us know if you have any questions.
Thank you and stay well,
Meghann, Lisa, and Evelyn
INCREASE IN MEALS NEEDED!
Posted Jun 30, 2021 by Meghann Smits of Urban Ministries of Wake County
I just heard from the staff at Helen Wright and they are helping more women! The number of women is increasing from 20 to 30. Please now plan for 30 meals at your next meal donation time.
We understand many of you have already purchased your groceries for 20 meals. It is fine to make one last delivery for 20 within the next week. However, by July 9th please plan to serve 30 meals.
Thank you for your time and support! We will be sure to let you know of any other changes as soon as they are needed.
Meghann, Evelyn, and Lisa
May 2021 Update
Posted Jun 9, 2021 by Meghann Smits of Urban Ministries of Wake County
Good Morning to our supportive Meal Donors!
Thank you for the 760 meals donated in the month of May to the women at the Helen Wright Center!! Your contribution to our program is appreciated.
As there have not been many CDC directed changes in communal living situations, we continue to have a maximum of 20 woman at HWCW on Bastion Ln. This number will not be increasing within the foreseeable future.
The next time you drop off a meal, please take a moment to notice the new vegetable gardens that have been installed. We are thrilled to have this addition.
We have a few open dates on the June calendar for meals. Please share this opportunity to support our program with other friends and groups.
Meghann, Lisa, and Evelyn
April 2021 Update
Posted May 4, 2021 by Meghann Smits of Urban Ministries of Wake County
Good afternoon to our loyal meal donors!
You provided 680 meals to the women sheltering at Helen Wright in the month of April. That is a wonderful amount of support given to us, thank you!
Welcome to the new groups that have recently joined us! Thank you for choosing us to support. Follow us on social media to learn more about what's happening within UMWC.
We have a few meal slots open in the month of May. Please share this meal train link with individuals who are interested in learning more.
Lisa, Evelyn, and Meghann
February 2021 Update
Posted Mar 5, 2021 by Meghann Smits of Urban Ministries of Wake County
Wow, what a month we had as every meal slot was filled in the month of February!! That is a total of 720 meals donated to our women sheltering at Helen Wright Center. Thank you. Thank you for our dedicated long term donors and thank you to our new donors. We could not do what we do without all your support!
A few notes for this upcoming month:
-Please plan for 20 women until further notice
-There are a few meal slots open in the month of March. Please share the link with other groups that you think will want to help.
January 2021 Updates
Posted Jan 20, 2021 by Meghann Smits of Urban Ministries of Wake County
Good afternoon Meal Donors!
Thank you for donating a total of 760 meals to our women at Helen Wright in January! We are so thankful for your support. Please check the Feb calendar to confirm your meal slot or sign up for an open one. There are several meals still open.
Just a few reminders to common questions:
-We continue to serve 20 women at the shelter.
-The meals dropped off are being served that day. If they are frozen solid we do not have the staff, facilities, or time to prepare them.
-Homemade meals or store/ restaurant bought meals are welcomed!
Please stay warm and healthy in February!!
Posted Jul 30, 2020 by Meghann Smits of Urban Ministries of Wake County
Welcome to Meal Train!! This is what the front of the new Helen Wright Center looks like.