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Every week day, our trained volunteers deliver a nutritious and complete meal to 1,200 seniors and other 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 rkeister@rimeals.org.

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MOWRI Executive Director Meghan Grady

Executive Director Meghan Grady

Meghan Grady joined Meals on Wheels of RI as its fourth executive in June 2019, bringing with her over 15 years of progressive experience in nonprofit leadership. Prior to joining our team, Grady was chief operating officer at YWCA Rhode Island for eight years, where she was responsible for internal operations and day-to-day leadership of the organization. She oversaw an annual budget of $3.2 million and locations in Central Falls, Coventry, Providence and Woonsocket. She previously held leadership positions within the City of Providence during Mayor Angel Taveras’ administration and at the American Heart Association.

Board Chair Kevin Millonzi

MOWRI Board Chair Kevin Millonzi

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.

About Meals on Wheels of RI

Recent News

11/27/20 The Lufkin Daily News Dominga Costa, 88, left, receives a Thanksgiving dinner and some cookies from Meals on Wheels volunteer, Ted Fischer, Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at her home in Providence, R.I.”

11/20/20 WPRI “RI non-profits: ‘Many looking for help this Thanksgiving'”

10/29/20 The Rhode Show “Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island”

10/15/20 The Rhode Show “Festival of Meals in Full Swing”

10/14/20 PBN “Centreville Bank donates $450k to organizations in R.I. and Conn.”

9/30/20 The Rhode Show “Meals on Wheels rolls on”

9/18/20 Providence Journal “Women in Action: Meals on Wheels director Meghan Grady keeps Rhode Island’s seniors fed amid pandemic”

7/15/20 RI Monthly “Meals on Wheels Continues to Feed Seniors in Need With Your Help”

4/23/20 Providence Journal “‘Virtual Volunteers’ needed during coronavirus pandemic”

4/20/20 WPRI “Dunkin’ supports our heroes”

4/17/20 Wicked Local Dunkin’ announces $45k in grants to support local health…”

4/17/20 WPRI “Ross-Simons donates $50k to fight hunger in RI amid pandemic”

4/16/20 GoLocalProv “Ross-Simons President Jim Speltz Discusses Why Company is Donating $50,000 to Fight Hunger in RI”

4/15/20 WPRI “Raimondo highlights technology in fight against COVID-19”

4/15/20 Johnston Sun Rise “The Latest: RI’s quarantine, isolation system ramping up”

4/15/20 MassTransitMag “RIPTA announces assistance to Meals on Wheels”

4/14/20 PBN “Five Questions With: Meghan Grady”

4/14/20 The Valley Breeze “Local organizations receive share of donations”

4/4/20 WPRI “Nesi’s Notes: April 4”

4/1/20 WPRI “Demand for ‘Meals on Wheels’ service triples due to coronavirus”

4/1/20 The Boston Globe “‘Knock it off’ T-shirts selling like clam cakes”

3/31/20 WPRI “Aquidneck Island volunteers bringing ‘Meals on Wheels’ to at-risk residents”

3/30/20 Portsmouth Press “21 Organizations to Receive First $500k of $1M Committed by the Tufts Health Plan Foundation”

3/18/20 The Valley Breeze “Scitaute focused on protecting elderly during coronavirus”

2/7/20 Johnston Sun Rise “Rotella appointed to Meals on Wheels board of directors”

1/29/20 The Valley Breeze “Meals on Wheels of R.I. announces ‘Together for seniors…”

1/6/20 Providence Journal “Political Scene: R.I. Foundation grants helping to promote state’s census count”