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Meals on Wheels Rowan gets $10,000 grant from Kohl’s

Meals on Wheels Rowan has received a $10,000 grant through Kohl’s National Giving Program, part of nearly $3 million in grants to health and wellness-focused nonprofit organizations across the country announced Thursday.

“We are grateful to Kohl’s Cares for this grant. The funds will be used to provide nutritious meals for homebound seniors and disabled citizens in Rowan County,” said Tom Robinson, president of Meals on Wheels Rowan. “It is rewarding to know that national companies value the commitment of nonprofit agencies in small communities like ours.”

Meals on Wheels Rowan provides more than 225 meals Monday through Friday that are delivered by volunteers across the county. Volunteers pick up insulated totes for each route at one of six locations across the county and travel in pairs on 27 routes to deliver meals and greetings to homebound clients.

Each client receives one hot tray and one cold tray that includes a protein entree, two vegetables, two fruits, bread or dessert, and milk. Before distributing the meals, volunteers do an informal safety check to ensure there are no signs of illness or confusion, evidence of a fall or anything else that may be a safety concern.

“We need significant financial support to continue to provide meals to those who are unable to contribute to the cost of the meal program, ” said Cindy Fink, local executive director of Meals on Wheels Rowan. “Kohl’s Cares funding will help us provide over 56,000 meals this year. Our thanks to Kohl’s Cares for supporting our efforts.”

For more information on eligibility to receive home-delivered meals or on volunteer opportunities, go to www.mowrowan.org or call 704-633-0352.

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