Executive Director Ellen Wiegand is transitioning into semi-retirement after 10 years of exemplary service and we’re having a card shower for everyone who wants to wish her well! Cards can be sent to:

Ellen Wiegand, card shower
Beloit Meals On Wheels
1534 Shore Drive
Beloit, WI 53511

Wiegand fearlessly led the organization through a global pandemic, increased daily meal delivery by 51%, secured funds for and relocated the organization’s operations to a new sustainable building in preparation for future growth, and celebrated 50 years of dedicated volunteers who are the heart and soul of the organization.

Executive Director Ellen Wiegand expressed, “For 10 years I have had the honor to work alongside the most creative and selfless staff, stakeholders, and volunteers who bring smiles to our clients along with a nutritious meal. We have all worked together to launch numerous successful projects, programs, and events. The camaraderie and support I have experienced during my tenure has been invaluable, and I am profoundly grateful for the friendships and professional relationships I have developed.”

In 2023 alone, under Wiegand’s leadership, BMOW served 63,877 meals to 306 seniors with 8,981 volunteer hours donated. Wiegand’s accolades are captured in a decade of annual reports, client hugs, happy volunteers, and relieved families who slept better knowing that their loved ones were checked in on and served a nutritious meal.

Since 1971, the organization has been a vital resource for seniors in the Beloit community with just four people serving as executive director. Wiegand succeeded Marcy Berner-Reedy after her retirement in 2014, who succeeded Jeanie Johnson and Connie Gulash. Before there was an executive director role, BMOW was led by volunteers. There are no plans to return to that model due to the growing senior population and increasing need for services.

About Beloit Meals On Wheels

For more than a half century, Beloit Meals On Wheels has continued their mission and commitment to supporting senior neighbors and helping them live healthier and more nourished lives in their own homes. At the core of their service is a nutritious meal, a friendly visit, and a safety check for Beloit homebound seniors. They continue their mission with the support of the community and incredible core of volunteers who deliver meals 365 days a year. They are a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, United Way Blackhawk Region funded partner, 2022 Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce Non-Profit of the Year, and recipient of the community grant which helps provide meals to vulnerable seniors in the community. More information is available at www.beloitmealsonwheels.org.