Meals on Wheels gets grant from Food Lion Feeds

Published 2:32 pm Wednesday, July 6, 2016

SALISBURY — Meals on Wheels of Rowan Inc. has received $3,000 from the Food Lion Feeds Charitable Foundation. Meals on Wheels will use the gift to cover the cost of hot, nutritious, midday 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.

Meals on Wheels is a nonprofit, community-based, Rowan County United Way agency committed to providing a home-delivered noon-time meal, along with a friendly personal visit each weekday to area homebound residents. This service allows residents to remain independent and in their own homes where they wish to be and are most comfortable.

Established in 2001, the Food Lion Feeds 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.