It's A Dramatic Story
“Meals on Wheels” is one of the oldest maltesers’ projects, which has been running since 1993. Every day the maltesers deliver warm food, which is symbolically called the soup to the homes of ill and lonely elderly people. In the meantime the “Meals on Wheels” project is implemented in 17 cities in Lithuania and its scale is impresive – more than 100 000 portions of warm meals had been delivered to the homes of the elderly in 2015.
Contrary to the prejudice, these are not antisocial individuals who have to redeem the mistakes of their past. But often these are retired teachers, engineers or other specialists, whose lives have been broken by an illness or misfortune and who have lost their health, job or even a family.
How do the maltesers help them and why is this help so important for them?
First of all, maltesers visit the beneficiaries regularly and provide assistance of all sorts. For those bed-bound people volunteers not only bring warm food every day but also provide voluntary social homecare and provide assistance with other issues.
For many of the beneficiaries the soup is the only warm food they receive during the day. Very often the visiting person becomes the only human contact with the outside world. As a result, Maltesers not only provide meals but celebrate, communicate with their beneficiaries and help them around the house.
In the meantime the “Meals on Wheels” project is implemented in 17 cities in Lithuania. In 2015 there were more than 100 000 portions of warm meals delivered to the homes of the elderly, iIt is planned to expand the project into other towns and cities in the future.
Project’s “Meals on wheels” contacts in Lithuania:
Alytus: Mrs. Danutė Žilionienė. Tel. 8 612 77642, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Akmenė: Mrs. Marytė Savickienė, Tel. 8 682 38359, email: akmenė@maltieciai.lt
Ignalina: Mrs. Vida Ektienė. Tel. 8 624 02471, email: email@example.com
Kaišiadorys: Mrs. Dana Leščinskienė. Tel. 8 686 43209, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kaune: Mrs. Rūta Lukianskytė. Tel. 8 682 12622, email: email@example.com
Klaipėda: Mrs. Olga Petrik. Tel.8-663-79125, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marijampolė: Mrs. Marija Miliauskienė. Tel. 8 343 57505, email: email@example.com
Panevežys: Mrs. Virginija Vainikevičienė. Tel. 8 45 507795, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Rokiškis: Mrs. Rita Jakulienė. Tel. 8-610-61283, email: email@example.com
Vilnius: Mr. Mantas Bružas. Tel. 8-677-44341, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tauragė: Ms. Lina Oželytė. Tel. 8 687 53792, email: email@example.com
Venta: Mrs. Genovaitė Mačiuvienė. Tel. 8 670 37678, email: Genovaite.firstname.lastname@example.org
Vilkaviškyje: Mrs. Angelija Bakšienė. Tel. 8 682 15824, email: email@example.com
Visaginas: Mrs.Diana Naglinskienė. Tel. 8-610-65714, email: firstname.lastname@example.org