Press release: Meals on Wheels celebrating 50 years of service to Bloomington, Indiana community

The following press release was shared with the Bloomingtonian:

Kathy Romy
Board of Directors Past Chair & former Executive Director
[email protected]

Carrie McHaley
Executive Director
[email protected]
812-822-2499 – office

Meals on Wheels celebrates 50 years of service to the Bloomington

For 50 years Bloomington Meals on Wheels has been providing two
nutritious meals a day to the elderly, disabled, and homebound within
the Bloomington city limits.  Many depend upon the service long-term
while others need the service temporarily as they recover from a
hospital stay or illness.

Longtime Bloomington residents may recognize the names of Becky
Hrisamolos, Betty Rowan, and Mary Oliver.  They, along with other
members of the Local Council of Women, founded Bloomington Meals on
Wheels in February 1973.  Former Executive Director and Past Board
Chair, Kathy Romy, is grateful on reaching this milestone, “Meals on
Wheels has faithfully served the Bloomington community for 50 years.
Over that time, we have expanded to meet the growing needs of our
community.  We are indebted to our “founding mothers” of the Local
Council of Women who recognized this need and worked diligently to make
it happen.”

Originally founded to serve patients released from the hospital, the
service has nine routes, with 108 clients and has now expanded to a
mobile food pantry delivery service, Groceries to Go.  Bloomington Meals
on Wheels, Inc. has no age or income requirements to qualify for
With the support of 300 volunteers and both IU Health Bloomington and
Meadowood Retirement Community, nutritious meals are offered to clients
at an affordable cost. Clients may receive services after obtaining a
physician’s prescription.

For more information visit the Bloomington Meals on Wheels website

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