When we build our new facility at 1534 Shore Drive, we knew we were preparing for future growth. What we didn’t know is that the future was much closer than we anticipated. In less than one year (Q3 2022 – Q3 2023), we have seen a 53% increase in the total number of meals served and a 14% increase in the total number of clients served.
Recently, we received a two-year Community Grant from United Way Blackhawk Region. The investment from the community will help subsidize meal program costs due to the increased demand for services. We appreicate everyone who chooses to #LiveUnited. “We are grateful for the continued support from United Way Blackhawk Region and the many employers and donors who participated in the Live United Campaign. This funding will enable us to open the door and nourish the wellness, purpose, and dignity of Beloit homebound seniors,” says Beloit Meals On Wheels Executive Director, Ellen Wiegand.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED TO CONTINUE OUR REACH
The success of this program centers on an extraordinary core of volunteers who contribute their time, caring and concern for our clients. Volunteers serve us through their churches, places of employment, involvement with civic organizations, and as individuals willing to serve.If you’re interested in volunteering, we’re in desperate need of volunteers. Why not consider joining our team by making a commitment to deliver meals once a month? Using your own vehicle, you will find that delivery will take from one hour to an hour and a half of your time.
We provide full training, and every effort is made to accommodate your schedule. “On call” drivers are also needed to fill in for vacations and occasional vacancies as they arise. We promise smiles, thank-you messages, and tremendous satisfaction in knowing you are providing a most valuable and needed human service.
Your caring will certainly help to add the “human element” to this human service agency. For further information, please call the Beloit Meals On Wheels office at 608-362-3683. We look forward to hearing from you!
Thanks to everyone who pledges to #LiveUnited through their workplace campaign and donations to United Way Blackhawk Region—we really need your help! For over a half century, Meals On Wheels has served at-risk homebound seniors in Beloit who face food insecurity and have trouble accessing or preparing meals.