Meals-On-Wheels of Greenwich, entering its 58th year, has undertaken a fundraising campaign that includes a letter from Brian J. Maher, the organization’s president, which was sent to its mailing list.
“The drivers not only deliver food but provide critical personal contact to a population that is often isolated,” Maher wrote in the letter. “We have clients that look forward to the visit from their volunteer driver, sometimes this is the only person they’ll see that day and it provides a layer of security in addition to a home-cooked meal at an affordable price,”
Clients in the program typically are unable to shop or cook for themselves. This past year, 75 volunteer drivers provided home delivery of more than 22,000 meals at a low cost to those in need.
Client payments cover just over 50 percent of operating costs and Meals-On-Wheels said it is determined to maintain a low client fee knowing that an increased charge would be a hardship to many.