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Please Join Our Fight to End Senior Hunger

Anniversaries are moments to celebrate, reflect and plan for our future…and this year, Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island’s 50th Anniversary, is also a time to thank you for your continued support. That is what has allowed us to help our homebound seniors remain healthy...

Lt. Gov. Dan McKee Launches 2019 March for Meals

Lt. Gov. Dan McKee on March 1 kicked off Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island’s month-long campaign by delivering a meal to one of the thousands of homebound Rhode Island seniors who rely on the agency’s services to remain healthy and safe in their own homes. “Our...

Our 50th Year

Fifty years ago today—on Feb. 6, 1969—Meals on Wheels of RI founder Joseph Brown established our Home-Delivered Meal Program, offering 17 homebound Providence seniors a daily nutritious meal. A small group of volunteers took turns delivering the meals. There was just...

Seniors and Prediabetes

According to the American Diabetes Association, more than 25 percent of American seniors have diabetes, a manageable but serious disease that prevents the body from properly processing food into energy and can lead to life-threatening complications including heart...

When Inclement Weather Prevents Meal Delivery

Each day, a group of dedicated volunteers and Meals on Wheels of RI drivers delivers about 1,200 meals to homebound seniors across the state who depend on our services to stay healthy and safe in their own homes. There are unavoidable instances when we must change or...

A Note From Our Executive Director

Dear Friends of Meals on Wheels of RI, I am grateful to you for your past support of Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island, and would like to share some of the things we have accomplished in 2018, thanks to your help. To date, with the help of 700 volunteers statewide, we...

Share the Love with Subaru This Holiday Season

Thinking about purchasing or leasing a new vehicle this holiday season? If so, please also consider heading down to Balise Subaru in West Warwick for The 2018 Subaru Share the Love® Event. For each new Subaru purchased or leased through Jan. 2, 2019, Subaru will...

Aaron Briggs Capital City Café Site Opens

Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island celebrated the opening of a new Capital City Café Program site at Aaron Briggs Manor in Providence on Monday, Nov. 5. Our Capital City Café Program allows more mobile seniors the chance to enjoy a nutritious, hot meal in a socialized...

BCBSRI Honors Meals on Wheels of RI Veterans

Members of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island’s Military Service Employee Business Group generously volunteered their time to personalize 1,000 Veterans Day cards that we will deliver to our seniors who have served this week. At least 15 percent of our...