Meals on Wheels of Rowan receives gift from Food Lion
Meals on Wheels of Rowan Inc. has received $3,000 from the Food Lion Charitable Foundation just in time to help feed local residents. Meals on Wheels will use the gift to cover the cost of hot, nutritious, noon meals delivered to the homebound residents 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 to continue serving the homebound of Rowan County,” said Rita Sims, executive director.
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.
Established in 2001, the Food Lion Charitable Foundation provides financial support for programs and organizations dedicated to feeding the hungry in the communities it serves. Since its inception, the foundation has awarded more than $9 million in grants.