MEALS ON WHEELS' 2011 ANNUAL REPORT

PURPOSE

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To provide nutritionally balanced meals to homebound individuals who live alone or with another disabled person, and who, due to illness or disability, cannot prepare adequate meals, and to provide a daily check on the client.

PROGRAM

Meals on Wheels is a not-for-profit, primarily volunteer organization that provides hot, nutritious meals to the homebound. This is a noon meal delivered five days a week. The meals are prepared at the two local hospitals and delivered by a team of 76 volunteers. The meals are prepared under the direction of the dietary department and special diets can be accommodated. Each client fills out an application which is signed by his/her physician giving MOW a diet order. There is usually no waiting period once the application is received. Eligibility requirements for the program are as follows:

  • Client must be essentially homebound;
  • Client must live within the city limits of Evansville (some flexibility);
  • An application form must be completed and signed by both the applicant and the physician.
  • There is a minimum charge of $18.00 per week per person to recover the cost of the food. Food stamps are accepted.
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    ACTIVITIES

    In 2011, 266 clients were served. Meals on Wheels delivered 22,608 meals. Birthday gifts, which are provided by the Altrusa International Club, were delivered to each client on their birthday. We also network with other organizations throughout the year to provide information and/or services to our clients.

    GOVERNING BODY

    Meals on Wheels is under the direction of a board of directors composed of various community leaders who are concerned with the needs of the homebound. The members total 20. There are three paid part-time staff members: an Executive Director, Program Coordinator, and Volunteer Coordinator.

    FINANCIAL

    Total Revenue:  $150,718   Included in the expenses:
    Total Expenses: $155,560   Program Expenses $139,405
          Gen/Admin Expenses $ 15,410
    *Figures are taken from our 2010 Audit  Total Expenses $155,560

    Our Fund Raising Expense, which is included in the Gen/Admin Expense Total, was $269.72 in 2011.

    MEALS ON WHEELS IS A 501(c)(3) TAX EXEMPT ORGANIZATION

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