Walmart gives Meals on Wheels $25,000 grant
SALISBURY — The Walmart Foundation has awarded a $25,000 grant to Meals on Wheels of Rowan County.
This morning, Walmart officials toured the Meals on Wheels distribution center at 223 N. Fulton St., watching how food arrives and is then distributed to those in need. They also asked Meals on Wheels board members questions about the nonprofit group’s work.
Market Manager David Cruse then presented a giant poster board check from the Walmart State Giving Program to the local Meals on Wheels president, Rita Sims.
Meals on Wheels of Rowan delivers an average of 200 meals each day to senior adults and shut-ins across Rowan County, Sims said. A total of 900 volunteers take turns driving 27 routes to make the visits, checking on the seniors’ safety and giving them company as well as food.
Sims said today this is the first grant that the organization has received from Walmart, and the money will help pay for subsidized meals for its low-income clients.
The Walmart Foundation runs three community giving programs at national, state and store levels, Cruse said. The donation for Meals on Wheels of Rowan came from the state grant program for North Carolina.
Read Wednesday’s Salisbury Post for more details.