Meals on Wheels of NW Indiana, Inc. Fund

This fund provides ongoing support to Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana

The mission of Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana is to deliver nutritious meals to those in need with the support of community volunteers.  Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana is an advocate, resource, and a proactive community partner striving to prevent hunger and improve the quality of life for thousands in Northwest Indiana.  Our vision is to provide the financial and human resources to ensure that anyone in need of a hot nutritious meal has access to the Meals on Wheels program. Our work began as a component of the Visiting Nurses Association in 1977. This was fitting, considering the significant role that nutrition plays in an individual’s overall health. Nurses in the field were coming to the realization that their homebound, elderly, ill and disabled patients were not adequately receiving their dietary needs. This awareness led to the creation of Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana.  As demand continued to increase, Meals on Wheels eventually became an independent agency in order to better address these nutritional issues. On our first day of service in, we delivered three meals.  Today, we provide an average of 1,400 meals each day and approximately 350,000 meals a year.  Since 1977, Meals on Wheels has delivered more than six million meals to the homebound elderly, ill and disabled throughout Lake County; as well as to children in daycares and adults served at congregate sites.  

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370 E. 84th Drive, Suite 100
Merrillville, Indiana 46410
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 $ 1,838.09
Funding type:Donation

This project will receive all of the funds Donated by 4099-08-22.

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