Meals on Wheels partners with Westlake business to support restaurant program
As a result of the COVID-19 virus, public and private partnerships have become very innovative with positive results. An example of this is a sponsorship of meals to be provided to Westlake Meals on Wheels (WMOW) recipients by local business, All Metal Sales in Westlake. A program initiated by WMOW pairs residents of the community wanting to donate with local restaurants to provide meals.
All Metal Sales became aware of the program and wanted to help. Owner Tom Klocker initiated the relationship by donating 400 disposable masks that will aid delivery drivers and those preparing meals in the WMOW kitchen. In addition, All Metal Sales reached out to Barry Bagels in Avon to be part of the program. Barry Bagels is being sponsored by All Metal Sales to provide a meal to 75 WMOW recipients every Wednesday for a month.
“We have so appreciated not only the sponsorship of meals by All Metal Sales, but the new relationship with a business in the community, said Marie Patten-Blatter, WMOW Executive Director. “It’s a true testament to the overwhelming support we have seen from business leaders and community residents,” said Patten-Blatter.
Jenny Carter, managing partner of Barry Bagels, said, “I was so excited when All Metal Sales contacted Barry Bagels Avon regarding this partnership with Meals on Wheels. My mother and mother-in-law (both retired nurses) were active volunteers for a number of years with Meals on Wheels so it was truly near and dear to my heart when Steve shared the opportunity.”
The program currently has 12 local restaurants that the community can help support by purchasing a $5 meal from a restaurant listed. In turn the restaurant will provide 75 WMOW recipients with their delicious menu item.
For information on how to donate or to participate as a restaurant, visit: my.cheddarup.com/c/wmow-neighbors-united-delivering-together. For information about Westlake Meals on Wheels, call 440-871-2551.
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