Each day, a group of dedicated volunteers and Meals on Wheels of RI drivers delivers about 1,200 meals to homebound seniors across the state who depend on our services to stay healthy and safe in their own homes.meal-delivery-change-announcement
There are unavoidable instances when we must change or cancel meal delivery, such as during snow storms or power outages. We make these changes when we cannot safely dispatch our delivery drivers.
In such cases, #MealsonWheelsRI closings/changes are posted on participating local radio and TV stations, including WPR12, as well as on our social media pages—Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Sometimes, we are able to deliver double meals to our clients the day prior to an anticipated storm. When this happens, clients should have one meal on the day they are delivered and refrigerate one meal to heat up the next day.
However, unexpected storms—or storms that actualize as a greater safety threat than anticipated—may mean we must cancel meal delivery without advance notice. We also may have to cancel meal delivery for other unforeseen circumstances, including power outages.
In these instances, clients should have one fo their five shelf-stable meals that were delivered late last year. We are very fortunate to have once again received a $25,000 donation from Centreville Bank that funded the emergency meals this year.
We are unable to answer inquiries made to our office when we are closed. We may be able to respond through our social media channels.