Meals on Wheels Receives Assistance from The US LBM Foundation
Meals on Wheels America has received a $100,000 donation from the US LBM Foundation, a nonprofit organization created by renowned specialty building materials distributor US LBM.
The funds will be used to support national initiatives to fulfill the needs of homebound elders, local Meals on Wheels programs, and to respond to the expanding need during the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.
“The US LBM foundation is pleased to continue its partnership with Meals on Wheels America for the second year in a row, supporting the tremendous work they do to assist seniors, who are at the greatest risk from the pandemic,” – L.T. Gibson, Chairman of the US LBM Foundation and President and CEO of US LBM stated.
“The ongoing effects of the pandemic have reinforced how critical the efforts of organizations like Meals on Wheels are, and we’re grateful to the generosity of many who helped us reach our $100,000 matching donation commitment.”
Meals on Wheels organizations have seen growing demand, rising prices, and limited resources since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Without fresh financing, nearly half of Meals on Wheels programs claimed they would be unable to support their present customer population in 2021.
Meals on Wheels programs require ongoing and expanded financing to continue offering existing services that address senior hunger and loneliness in their communities.
The monies raised will enable Meals on Wheels America to continue leading this movement of community-based organizations, empowering local Meals on Wheels programs to improve the health and quality of life of the seniors they serve, ensuring that no one goes hungry or lonely.
“Nearly two years into the pandemic and Meals on Wheels programs are still in crisis response mode,” Meals on Wheels America Chief Development Officer Kristine Templin stated.
“As the need has grown, we continue to rely on generous partners like the US LBM Foundation to ensure we can be there for the seniors who need us most.”