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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Congregate Meals, Coronavirus Relief Food Banks, Food, Meals on Wheels, Nutrition

Mission: To help improve nutrition by providing meal services to elderly, ill or disabled residents unable to prepare their own meals. To improve the mental health of the isolated recipients by providing visitation.

Programs: Meals on wheels provided nutritrous meals to elderly, ill or disabled as well as coordinated with other social organizations.

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1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My mother taught me the importance of giving whatever you can, and now I give in her spirit and memory.

My earliest memory is of my mother reading. She read voraciously; she wanted to understand everything. It was a window on worlds she would never experience. My father was a mailman, and I was the youngest of four kids, so there wasn't money for anything as luxurious as travel.

Which is why it was then confusing, but later profound, that I would see my mother writing several checks every year to a handful of carefully chosen charities or organizations whose work she supported: Greenpeace, Southern Poverty Law Center, Planned Parenthood, Doctors Without Borders, Habitat for Humanity, the Humane Society. The checks were sometimes only $10.

Later, when she couldn't see or hold a pen, she would ask me to write checks for her, including one that had come to matter deeply to her: Meals on Wheels. We were both grateful for how much easier those always-there, always-cheerful volunteers made our lives, bringing hot meals to her door, chatting companionably, giving her a window on the world.

Now that my mom is gone, I still give to Meals on Wheels. I want it to be possible for those volunteers to help someone else's mom.

My non-religious mother didn't have many traditions, but she did tithe. Even when she had little to give, she believed in giving.

Review from #MyGivingStory