Meals on Wheels volunteers driven to feed a growing community need

LOADING UP: Meg Grady, executive director for Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island, and volunteer Ted Fischer, CEO of Ageless Innovation, help load food into vehicles for some deliveries. Grady said the organization’s home-delivery program saw a 7% increase in seniors served and a 9% increase in meals served in 2020 compared with 2019. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
LOADING UP: Meg Grady, executive director for Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island, and volunteer Ted Fischer, CEO of Ageless Innovation, help load food into vehicles for some deliveries. Grady said the organization’s home-delivery program saw a 7% increase in seniors served and a 9% increase in meals served in 2020 compared with 2019. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
IT IS A MISSION that literally drives people to help the community, complete with a hot meal to give to those in need. Over the past year, Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island’s importance and need reached significant levels. Not long after the Providence-based organization kicked off its March for Meals campaign, the COVID-19 pandemic…

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