Meals on Wheels gets grant from Walmart Foundation

Published 10:00 am Thursday, July 14, 2016

Meals on Wheels of Rowan Inc. recently received a $25,000 grant from the Walmart Foundation’s State Giving Program. Meals on Wheels will use the grant 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 and helps us continue serving the homebound of Rowan County,” said Rita Sims, executive director.

“Walmart and the Walmart Foundation are pleased to support Meals on Wheels of Rowan,” said Brooke Mueller, director of Government Relations and Public Affairs, Walmart. “Through this grant, Walmart is able to help Meals on Wheels reach more homebound members of the community and provide much needed hot, nutritious meals.”

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 receive meals in the comfort of their own homes.

There is always a need for more volunteers to deliver meals. We are asking anyone wishing to volunteer their service please call Meals on Wheels at 704-633-0352.