Dear friends,


MOWRI Executive Director Heather Amaral

When the world around us seems to be changing day by day, it isn’t always easy to see a brighter future—or to remember there are dedicated, compassionate people giving of themselves to better the lives of those who need us most.
We’re beyond thankful to be reminded of these people every day.
For more than 49 years, folks like you have helped us carry out our mission of providing frail seniors and other vulnerable homebound Rhode Islanders with the daily-delivered meals and well-being visits that allow them to live safely in their own homes.
You help these seniors by trusting us to create a better way of living for our neighbors who want to live independently and can when we are able to provide them our support.
We’re committed to uniting our Rhode Island communities in caring for their neighbors. In the last year, we’ve placed an increased emphasis on keeping our friends better informed about the vital work we’re doing. We’ve greatly enjoyed interacting with you through our social media channels and we sincerely appreciate your partnership in spreading with the word about Meals on Wheels of RI.
We also asked you, our generous friends, to help us better serve a growing senior population who needs us by renewing or increasing your gifts to Meals on Wheels of RI this year. We are extremely grateful that so many of you answered our call.
Because of your generosity, we had a record-setting 2018 March for Meals campaign, the first RI Gives Day—in which we joined nearly 90 other Rhode Island nonprofits in promoting a statewide day of giving—was a wonderful success, and we’ve heard from many former donors wanting to rejoin our efforts. In 2017, we delivered more than 341,000 meals to 2,535 frail seniors and other homebound Rhode Islanders.
There is still much work to be done and there are hundreds more seniors we could be serving. With your continued trust and kindness, we’ll continue to advocate for our seniors, to raise public awareness of the critical need for our programs and to care for those Rhode Islanders who, with your help, can remain healthily independent.
With gratitude,
Heather Amaral
Executive Director