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Walmart gives Meals on Wheels $25,000

Meals on Wheels of Rowan Inc. has received $25,000 from the Walmart Foundation. Meals on Wheels will use the gift to cover the cost of hot, nutritious, noon meals delivered to the homebound of Rowan County.
“We are thrilled to receive this grant. Each day more than 200 meals are delivered throughout Rowan County. These funds will help to make up the difference between the cost of the meal and what the client pays for the meal. This grant helps us continue serving the homebound of Rowan County,” said Rita Sims, executive director.
“Walmart understands that programs like Meals on Wheels of Rowan are essential to providing homebound seniors with nutritious food and meals,” said Kathryn Wiseman, manager of public affairs and government relations, Walmart. “The Walmart Foundation is delighted to support this organization and we are proud to give back to the communities we serve.”
Meals on Wheels is a non-profit, community-based, Rowan County United Way Agency committed to providing a hot, nutritiously well-balanced home-delivered noon meal, along with a friendly personal visit each weekday to area homebound residents. This allows them to remain independent and in their own homes where they wish to be and are most comfortable.
There is always a need for more volunteers to deliver meals. Anyone wishing to volunteer may call Meals on Wheels at 704-633-0352.
Last year, the North Carolina State Giving Program awarded more than $1.3 million to local organizations such as the Urban League of Central Carolinas, Classroom Central Inc., Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte, among many others. In North Carolina, a team of local associates determine needs within each state, review eligible grant applications and make funding recommendations to the Walmart Foundation.
To be considered for support, prospective grantee organizations must submit applications through the Walmart Foundation State Giving Program’s online grant application. Eligible applicants must have a current 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status in order to meet the program’s minimum funding criteria. Additional information about the program’s funding guidelines and application process are available online at http://foundation.walmart.com/apply-for-grants/state-giving.

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