2016 Positioned Us for Growth!
We were blessed that the community continued to support our mission and ensure our continued success! Thanks to the service of our volunteers and funding from our civic organizations and corporate donors we are able to offer our nutrition program at a reasonable fee with no local, state or federal government support. Please support our community partners!
We began serving residents of North Olmsted on January 1, 2016, as we had until the 1980s. We started serving six existing recipients and have increased the number of recipients to more than 20. Strategic Planning
This committee worked diligently to address facility upgrades needed to meet changing standards of the Cuyahoga County Board of Health and looked at ways to increase efficiency in order to meet the growing demand for our program.
In an effort to better serve our recipients, volunteers and donors, the Westlake Meals on Wheels Program opted to create a new public charity and broke its ties with West Shore Meals on Wheels. The new corporate structure will allow us to ensure that funds are used to carry out our mission and that benefit the recipients we serve.
Our program is now affiliated with Meals on Wheels America and thanks to a generous grant from Subaru we received $2,500 to help us promote our new name and affiliations.
Through the Kessler Allstate Agency we were recipients of two $1,000 grants on behalf of the volunteer contributions of our Agents of Change, Iris and Karl Kessler!
We Are Growing in 2017
Expansion to Olmsted Falls and Olmsted Township
With the discontinuation of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Meals on Wheels program, our neighboring communities of Olmsted Falls and Olmsted Township no longer had senior nutrition programs. We have expanded our delivery area to include those recipients who lost service and are working to reach others not currently served.
We have expanded our reach in North Olmsted already this year, and are seeking a second facility that would allow us to better serve all of the Olmsted communities.
We also are continuing to upgrade our residential-style appliances and smallwares to commercial-style equipment.