Since 1969, Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island has supported our state’s seniors and other homebound residents through programs that improve their health, independence and quality of life.
Perhaps you are most familiar with our home delivery program. Every day, we deliver meals to those across the state who cannot prepare a nutritional lunch on their own. For many of our clients, that meal will be the only one they have that day.
Last year, we provided over 345,000 meals and safety checks to more than 2,500 seniors like Marie, a 94-year-old veteran who lives alone and relies on both the daily meal and the comfort of knowing someone is checking on her.
But we need to do more.
Right now, there are over 300 seniors on our waitlist, and Rhode Island’s growing senior population could soon put thousands more in need of our services. Your support will empower us to make a greater impact.
Did you know that your gift of $35 would feed a senior for one week? Or that your annual gift of $141 to feed a senior for one month can be made in easy, monthly contributions of just $11.75?*
Did you know that seniors like Marie report lessened feelings of isolation and fear about being home alone? And that the seniors we serve report better health and are more likely to have lower rates of hospitalization?
And, did you know that because we are not an affiliate of any national organization, every dollar you donate will provide for a Rhode Island senior?
Won’t you consider helping our seniors? Your gift will allow us to fulfill our mission of providing vital services to more of our most vulnerable neighbors.
Gifts can be made online, by calling (401) 351-6700, or by mail to 70 Bath St., Providence, RI 02908.
Our seniors thank you.
*Based on actual 2016 costs