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 and safe in their own homes since 1969.
Because of the generosity of so many, we have been able to grow from serving just 17 clients along a single route to providing some 1,200 of our most vulnerable neighbors with a healthy, complete meal each week day across the entire state. Last year, our more than 700 dedicated volunteers delivered more than 300,000 meals—along with crucial safety checks and friendly visits—to 2,400 homebound clients.
Each March, our elected officials and civic and business leaders come together in advocating for these seniors during our annual March for Meals campaign. They will help us raise awareness of the critical—and always growing—need for our programs.
By joining together, we will make a tremendous difference to those who need us most, and we invite you to be part of this special Golden Anniversary Year March for Meals. Your much-appreciated gift will help our efforts to provide even more seniors with improved mental and physical health and ease their feelings of anxiety and loneliness.
On behalf of our seniors, we thank you and look forward to many more years together.