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Each weekday, we are delivering #MoreThanAMeal to some 1,400 homebound Rhode Islanders across the state, from Woonsocket to Westerly, bringing to their homes the nutritious meals, safety-assuring wellness checks, and socialization that they need to maintain independent living.

And that’s just part of what we do.

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Rebecca Keister
External Affairs & Mission Advancement Director
rkeister@rimeals.org

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Recent Press Releases

R.I. Gov. Daniel J. McKee Delivers Meals on Wheels of RI 20-millionth Home-Delivered Meal 

Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island Appoints CCA Rhode Island’s Corey McCarty As Chair, Names Three New Board Members at Annual Meeting: Ahead of its 20-millionth home-delivered meal milestone, organization announces strategic direction through 2025 

Meals on Wheels RI, Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island Partner to Pilot Culturally Responsive Home-Delivered Meal Program

Meals on Wheels of RI Partners With Portsmouth Multi-Purpose Senior Center For Meal Delivery to Homebound Seniors

Executive Director Meghan Grady

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.

 Board of Directors Chair Corey McCarty

Corey McCarty was elected as chair of the board of directors in June 2022, after joining the board in fall 2018. 

 McCarty, general manager, Commonwealth Care Alliance Rhode Island, most recently served as board treasurer. 

He hold’s a bachelor’s degree in business administration from SUNY Geneseo and an MBA from Bryant University. 

He is a graduate of Leadership Rhode Island’s 2012 Theta II Class and previously served on the board of directors of Special Olympics Rhode Island. 

 7/15/22 Newport Buzz “R.I. Gov. Daniel J. McKee Delivers Meals on Wheels of RI 20-Millionth Home-Delivered Meal”

7/18/22 Newport Daily News “Rhode Island Foundation awards more than $350,000 to Newport County nonprofits”

 7/15/22 NBC 10 WJAR “McKee to deliver Rhode Island’s 20 millionth Meals on Wheels delivery”

6/24/22 GoLocalProv “New Board Members for Meals on Wheels” 

5/10/22 Newport Buzz “Gov. McKee Announces Meals on Wheels of RI to Receive $150,000 That Supports COVID-19 Recovery in Rhode Island”

5/10/22 PBN “Meals on Wheels Rhode Island gets $150k in AmeriCorps Funding”

5/4/22 Warwick Beacon “Meals on Wheels RI to offer culturally responsive home-delivered meals”

4/8/22 WPRI “Street Stories: Partnership between nonprofits teaches intellectually disabled adults the importance of giving back”

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”

August 2021 PBN “Financial well-being key part of wellness at AAA” 

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”

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