Rotary donation to help Meals on Wheels serve more clients

Wendi Schwartz, executive director of Meals on Wheels, accepts a donation from Herb Hoppe of the Westlake Bay Village Rotary. Photo by Pat Graham

At their Dec. 13 meeting, Herb Hoppe of the Westlake Bay Village Rotary presented a check for $2,740 to Wendi Schwartz, executive director of Meals on Wheels. The money will be used to purchase a new commercial freezer for Westlake Meals on Wheels. This will allow for maximum meal preparation capacity of their current facility in Dover Congregational Church. 

“Meals on Wheels has been pushing the limits of our facility and wonderful staff and volunteers to increase the number of clients we can prepare meals for over the past year in order to keep up with the growing demand for our service," Ms. Schwartz noted. "Having the extra freezer storage will alleviate the frozen food storage limitations, allowing us to order food more cost effectively.”

Meals on Wheels relies heavily on the support of the community as they receive no government support. “Providing home delivered meals at an affordable price is important to us and this is only possible thanks to the generosity of the community. We are committed to meeting the needs of the communities we serve and are extremely appreciative of the ongoing support we have received from the Westlake Bay Village Rotary,” Ms. Schwarz added.

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Volume 10, Issue 1, Posted 9:33 AM, 01.09.2018