Meals on Wheels receives $2KPublished 11:18am Saturday, June 8, 2013
Alexander City Meals on Wheels recently received a grant that will help its mission of feeding those most in need.
Meals on Wheels received a $2,000 grant from the Darden Foundation as part of the Restaurant Community Grants program.
The charitable arm of the Darden Foundation enables each restaurant in the Darden Family of brands to award a grant to support local community programs.
Linda Boone, director of Alexander City Meals on Wheels, said the grant will enable the organization to provide hot, nutritious meals to those in the community who are physically or mentally unable to prepare meals for themselves.
“We are serving about 70 people Monday through Friday, and a lot of our clients don’t have the resources to pay for the meals,” Boone said. “This grant will help us continue serving our current clients as well as others that might apply for our program. It’s a big help.”
The Alexander City Meals on Wheels program is a nonprofit organization that provides meals for the homebound and disabled members of the community who cannot provide for themselves.