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Meals on Wheels of RI and the management team continually work towards the Mission of the agency.
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Ms. Amaral has continuously impressed me with her ability to handle sometimes difficult vendors and employment issues. She has used the correct mix of firmness and delicateness to make improvements without causing distress to employees accustomed to long-standing policies.
Alicia J. Samolis
Former board member
Being a part of the Meals on Wheels of RI team is a very rewarding experience. Assisting those in need by providing not only a nutritious meal, but also the comfort of a friendly visit makes each and every day fulfilling.
For nearly 30 years, Meals on Wheels of RI has been much more to me than a workplace. Here, we’re friends united in our mission to help our state’s seniors stay healthy and independent in their own homes.”
Executive director of Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island, applied creative, innovative solutions to problems when she took over the nonprofit in 2010.
When Amaral couldn’t provide raises, she instituted alternative morale boosters, such as organizing a dinner for her volunteers to compensate them for their efforts.
When the program’s regular caterer passed away, she not only found a replacement but saved money by changing the meal delivery system without lowering the quality of the food.
She switched from hot meals to chilled meals in easier-to-use containers after learning seniors don’t always eat their Meals on Wheels entree as soon as it is dropped off.
Replacing an executive director who had been at the agency for 20 years was another challenge.
Meals on Wheels of RI provides a unique and vital service that is improving the health and quality of life for underserved and vulnerable Rhode Islanders, and I am delighted and honored to be part of that.