INDIANAPOLIS— Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana is celebrating the upcoming delivery of its six millionth meal on Wednesday, July 22nd.
Although the name of the very special client who will be the recipient of this meal has been kept a mystery, the meal will be delivered by Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels.
“This is a major milestone in our Meals on Wheels history, and it would not be possible without the dedication of our wonderful army of volunteers and contributors, as well as the commitment of our many local hospitals and health care facilities,” said Executive Director Barb Morris.
Meals on Wheels, Inc. has delivered two nutritious meals a day to over 450 elderly, homebound and disabled clients in the greater Indianapolis area since 1971. MOW offers a variety of therapeutic diets, ranging from diabetic to pureed meals.
More than 1,600 volunteers deliver meals on 38 routes, allowing the homebound to maintain their independence and dignity. These dedicated volunteers come from all walks of life and volunteer individually or through their workplaces, churches or service organizations. A nonprofit organization, MOW is funded through the generosity of private donations. MOW is a United Way of Central Indiana agency.