We meet Meg Grady, the executive director of Meals on Wheels Rhode Island and Brad Scott, the owner of Scott Volkswagen and a first donor of Meals On Wheels of 2020. They fill us in on Meal feast and how it works this year!
Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island, the state’s only nonprofit home delivery meal program, continues to serve thousands of meals every day. Meals on Wheels of RI has been delivering meals to seniors and to the home since 1969. While the Meals on Wheels program is the most recognized service, Meals on Wheels of RI also offers a Capital City Café program, a restaurant program. (vouchers), Pet Food Program and a Senior Wish Program for those in need. By offering these programs, we are able to fulfill our mission of meeting the nutritional and other special needs of the elderly to help them maintain their independent lifestyle.
Meals on Wheels of RI is dedicated to helping the frail and elderly in Rhode Island statewide. Since 1969, from Westerly to Woonsocket and Newport to Cumberland, our staff and team of volunteers have served nearly 1,200 meals a day.
Almost six million older people faced the threat of hunger in 2007.
11.4 percent of all seniors experienced some form of food insecurity.
Of these, about 2.5 million were at risk.