Every week day, our trained volunteers deliver a nutritious and complete meal to 1,200 seniors and other homebound Rhode Islanders across the state. In addition to a meal, we are providing a vital safety check, that in many cases has saved lives, and offering our must vulnerable neighbors much-needed socialization that improves their quality of life.
And this is just some of what we do.
Media inquiries may be made to Rebecca Keister, development and public relations specialist, at (401) 351-6700 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meghan Grady joined Meals on Wheels of RI as its fourth executive in June 2019, bringing with her over 15 years of progressive experience in nonprofit leadership. Prior to joining our team, Grady was chief operating officer at YWCA Rhode Island for eight years, where she was responsible for internal operations and day-to-day leadership of the organization. She oversaw an annual budget of $3.2 million and locations in Central Falls, Coventry, Providence and Woonsocket. She previously held leadership positions within the City of Providence during Mayor Angel Taveras’ administration and at the American Heart Association.
Kevin Millonzi was elected as chair of the board of directors in June 2019, after joining the board in fall 2017.
A graduate of Johnson & Wales University, Millonzi has been active in the Rhode Island restaurant and catering business for more than 20 years, and established Millonzi’s Fine Catering and Millonzi’s Kitchen Bar, both located in West Warwick, in 2011. Millonzi Fine Catering is the exclusive food service provider for the Galilee Beach Club Association, a private club and banquet facility in Narragansett.
Recent Press Releases
01/28/20 Valley Breeze “Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island announces ‘Together for Seniors’ radio hour
01/07/20 Johnston Sun Rise “Calling on RI to be counted”
01/06/20 Associated Press “Nonprofits awarded grants for 2020 Census outreach”
12/24/19 Providence Journal “Happy to serve: For 50 years, Meals on Wheels has delivered dinners with a smile to those who are shut in”
12/1/19 WPRI Newsmakers “Hunger in RI”
11/29/19 Warwick Beacon “Tasting gala raises $125K for Meals on Wheels of RI”
11/21/19 Johnston Sun Rise “Five decades of giving back“
11/13/19 The Rhode Show “Meals on Wheels needs you”
11/2/19 WPRI “Meals on Wheels of RI Celebrates 50th Anniversary”
10/31/19 WPRI “12 Gives Back: Meals on Wheels of RI”
10/30/19 Newport Buzz “Festival of Meals – A Tasting Gala to Celebrate Meals on Wheels of RI 50th Anniversary”
10/29/19 The Rhode Show “Meals on Wheels of RI makes a positive impact on communities”
10/24/19 The Sun Chronicle “Around Rhody”
10/22/19 FountainHeadRI “Spotlight: Meg Grady – Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island”
10/19/19 RI News Today “Festival of Meals Tasting Gala & 50 Years of Meals on Wheels in RI”
10/18/19 Car Pooling with Ben “One of RI’s Original Food Trucks…”
10/2/19 The Rhode Show “Meals on Wheels RI celebrates 50 years of service”
9/24/19 The Providence Journal “Food Notes: Fun food things to do…”
9/5/19 The Rhode Show “Combating Senior Hunger and Isolation Across R.I.”
8/9/19 Providence Business News “Grady leading Meals on Wheels”
8/7/19 Cranston Herald “19 million meals and counting”
July 2019 Senior Digest “Meals on Wheels of RI Announces Appointment of Meghan Grady as Executive Director”
7/8/19 PattyJ.com “My RI Life: Meet Meghan Grady, The New Executive Director of Meals on Wheels”
6/28/19 Johnston Sunrise “Millonzi to chair Meals on Wheels board”
6/20/19 Providence Journal “Meals on Wheels of R.I. names new executive director”
6/10/19 WhatsUpNewp “Rhode Island Foundation awards $285,000 for services for Newport County residents”
3/13/19 The Valley Breeze “Meals on Wheels expands in Scituate”