Message from our CEO
Meals on Wheels of Mercer County was founded in 1973 and has grown and expanded as our population has aged. Nothing could have prepared us for the year 2020 and COVID-19. No one knew at the time what havoc this would wreak upon our country and the world, upon many of our loved ones, families and friends, and on our daily lives.
For us, charged with the care of the most vulnerable, our reality became an exercise in resilience every day, throughout the day. Our focus remained on our mission: “to assist participants in maintaining independence, dignity, health & well-being by providing comprehensive nutrition services and helping ease social isolation.” The growing number of participants in our program were depending on us. I am proud to say in this time of crisis, we stepped up. Our agility, and ability to adapt the necessary protocols allowed us to serve 27% more vulnerable citizens without missing a beat! We were able to face the increased costs for food and delivery and the increased demand for meals, through the generous donations of our supporters, and the continued care and commitment of our volunteers.
As we exit the turmoil of 2020, Meals on Wheels of Mercer County has become a more robust program with new-found abilities to provide services to the vulnerable individuals in our community. We will take our expanded knowledge to deliver the quality programs expected of us, and continue to provide to all requesting the services and support they are needing.