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Meals On Wheels is proud to be an active partner with the Buy Local Buy Fresh Greater Lehigh Valley initiative, with the purchase of locally grown produce to include in meals delivered to homebound older and disabled adults in our community.
A Big Thanks To:
NORTHAMPTON COUNTY MEDICAL SOCIETY ALLIANCE GRANTS $4,000 TO MEALS ON WHEELS OF NORTHAMPTON COUNTY
Bethlehem, PA – May 20, 2014- Meals On Wheels of Northampton County is proud and grateful to accept a grant in the amount of $4,000.00 from the Northampton County Medical Society Alliance in support of Meals On Wheels Better Fresh Project. This project will support the purchase of seasonal fruits and vegetables from local farms to include in meals provided to our clients.
The Northampton County Medical Society Alliance is a group of physicians and spouses addressing healthy needs of the community. NCMSA also provides scholarships for those interested in pursuing the medical field.
The Better Fresh Project was recently established with a generous grant provided by the United Way of the Greater Lehigh Valley. The project will support the purchase of seasonal fruits and vegetables from local farms to include in meals provided to our clients. The need and importance of nutritious fruits and vegetables for seniors is apparent as it can help ward off, lessen or in some cases, alter potential health threats and problems such as: cardiovascular disease, many forms of cancer, constipation, hypertension, etc. For this reason, we are most grateful for the generous support provided by the NCMSA and their personal concern for the nutritional needs of older adults in the community.
A Big Thank You to:
Avantor Performance Materials, based in Center Valley, PA, approved and awarded a generous grant in the amount of $2,500 to support The Meal Subsidy Program. This grant will help to cover the cost of 2,500 meals for low income seniors who are unable to afford the partial or total cost of meal assistance.
Avantor Performance Materials, with corporate headquarters in Center Valley, PA, manufactures and markets high performance chemistries and materials around the world. Avantor products are used in a wide range of industries. Biomedical and life science solutions are used in pharmaceutical production laboratory research of academic, industry and quality control and in medical lab testing. Electronics materials products are used in the manufacturing of semi-conductors.
We extend our sincere gratitude to Avantor for their support which demonstrates both their generosity and concern for the nutritional needs of lower income seniors in our community.
For the past 40 years, Meals On Wheels of Northampton County has been supporting the independent living of seniors and individuals with disabilities throughout Northampton County through the delivery of nutritious meals and community support services.
Receiving Home Delivered Meals
We serve many different clients with a variety of needs, dietary restrictions, and abilities. If you are beginning to feel that, because of your health or special dietary needs, preparing your own meals is too difficult for you to do on your own, please consider Meals On Wheels! Click here for more information on becoming a Meals On Wheels client.
Volunteer for Meals On Wheels
They’re waiting…are you willing? Meals On Wheels could not exist without our volunteers – they are the “driving force” behind our mission! Volunteer opportunities are available in many different areas. Click here for more information on becoming a Meals On Wheels volunteer.
Help Support Meals On Wheels
No time to volunteer? Meals On Wheels has a number of ways that you can support our work through a charitable contribution.
Click here for more information on how to make a donation to Meals On Wheels.
At Meals On Wheels the Welcome Mat is Always Out
If you, your church, company or civic organization would like to come visit and tour our facility, we would be so glad to hear from you. Please call Jim Waters at 610-691-1030.