We’re at the Beloit Farmer’s Market!  The Downtown Business Association gives nonprofits two free days to have a booth at the Beloit Farmer’s Market. Our first day was this past Saturday, June 6th. We had two people stop and pick up information on volunteering and even collected a small donation. The Cunningham School Cavalier Flag Corps also was helping us out by selling brats/hotdog meals. Thanks to our volunteer, Sandy Storley and her helpers at Cunningham School; as well as Larry Kane who helped setup, Pat Brogan and Dr. Tom Lang for keeping me company at the booth! Our next Beloit Farmers Market day will be Saturday, October 3rd.

Bushel & Peck is supporting Beloit Meals on Wheels!  Bushel & Peck is giving back to the community with their “Play it Farmward” program. During each of this Farmer Market’s season, Bushel & Peck will be donating 20% of all its market stand profits (plus profits from a select in-store item) to a designated nonprofit. Our day for “Play it Farmward” is Saturday, June 13th. Stop down and check out Bushel & Peck!

We’re working on creating a Scoville Center Route! On Tuesday, June 9th we had an Ice Cream Social at Scoville Center in hopes of recruiting volunteers to deliver resident meals for a possible separate Scoville Route. Best Events has already agreed to do help us in any way of making this happen since we had a Scoville Route in the past. Stay tuned, more information will be forthcoming!

Program Survey Results Are In!  Our annual Beloit Meals On Wheels program survey results are in and we received a 66% response rate! Some of the results include:

  • 100% said our volunteers were pleasant and cheerful!
  • 98% said the food was delivered warm enough.
  • 98% said they would recommend this program to others.
  • 97% said they feel more secure when meals are delivered daily.
  • 89% said they feel that the meals maintained or improved their health.
  • 84% said they feel the meal service is affordable.
  • 51% are a subscriber to Alertline (this was shared with Beloit Alertline)
Thank you for your support!

  • An anonymous donor gave us $1,350 to replace 10 thermal bags for meal transportation (which were approx. 8 – 9 years old). The bags arrived in May and are better insulated and sturdier with a zip out liner versus the Velcro that we had and will keep the meals warm!
  • Ellen presented at the Beloit Evening & Noon Lions Club at the end of April. After the presentation, they presented a $500 check in support of our organization.
  • The North East Business Association (NEBA) presented a $547 check to our organization for the spaghetti dinner they held for us during March For Meals.