Every week day, our small team of part-time paid drivers and network of friendly volunteers deliver a nutritious and complete meal to approximately 1,400 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, Director of Development & PR, at (401) 351-6700 or email@example.com.
4/6/22 Patch Woonsocket “Meals on Wheels thanks the ’82 donors who helped us raise over $9,600 in just 24 hours'”
3/25/22 RIElderInfo YouTube “Friday Friends: Meals on Wheels March for Meals”
3/22/22 Cranston Herald “Meals on Wheels a pretty good invention, too”
3/21/22 EastBayRI: Portsmouth “Portsmouth Senior Center now a Meals on Wheels dispatch site”
12/29/21 The Westerly Sun “Senior centers’ pandemic challenge: Keeping seniors engaged and active”
12/1/21 Cranston Herald “Meals on Wheels of RI launches Festival of Meals”
11/7/21 Cranston Herald “‘More than a meal’ Meals on Wheels sends its thanks to our vets, their families”
10/28/21 The Newport Buzz “Meals on Wheels partners with Edward King House for daily Newport meal delivery service”
10/23/21 The John Loughlin Show “Meghan Grady from Meals on Wheels”
10/14/21 The Rhode Show “Join Meals on Wheels and support Rhode Islanders in need”
8/31/21 The Valley Breeze “Meals on Wheels needs volunteer drivers in Pawtucket”
8/28/21 WJAR “Fighting Food Insecurity”
8/1/18/21 Warwick Beacon “Meals on Wheels reaches out to recruit volunteer drivers”
8/18/21 Cranston Herald “Meals on Wheels reaches out to recruit volunteer drivers”
8/10/21 The Valley Breeze “Meals on Wheels of RI in need of volunteers”
7/16/21 What’s Up Newport “Rhode Island Foundation awards nearly $300,000 to nonprofits serving Newport County residents.”
5/27/21 Providence Business News “Grady ensures home-bound seniors are fed and safe”
5/10/21 GoLocalProv “RI Food Policy Council Names 11 New Members”
Meals on Wheels of RI’s Board of Directors named Meghan Grady executive director in June 2019, chosen to lead the organization toward statewide organizational growth through modernization and increased fundraising support.
Just eight months into her tenure, the COVID-19 pandemic forced a shift in daily operations that allowed Meals on Wheels of RI to continue programmatic service without disruption. Under her leadership, the organization has continued to provide its “More-Than-A-Meal” service to thousands of homebound seniors each year and has increased client service by 10-percent over pre-pandemic levels.
In 2021, she was named the Woman to Watch: Social Services for the Providence Business News’ Women Awards and has won several other awards in recognition of her work and achievements.
Grady is an appointed member of the Governor’s Commission on Aging and a member of the Brown University School of Health Public Community Advisory Board. She is a corporator for BankNewport.
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 for more than 20 year, 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.