Bloomington Meals on Wheels has been serving our neighbors in the Bloomington area for 40 years. Founded in 1973, our program provides nutritious meals to homebound people who are unable to cook for themselves. We ensure that our clients receive two good meals a day delivered by a friendly visitor. Any person who lives in our Bloomington service area is eligible for Meals On Wheels. We have no age or economic restrictions.
Phone: (812) 355-8224 or: (812) 353-2248
Fax: (812) 353-2246
Meals on Wheels
PO Box 1149
727 West 1st Street
Bloomington, IN 47402
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Hear an Audio Story by IU Journalism student Kelsey Frank about Helen Freeman, a 93-year-old woman who dedicates her free time to volunteering for Meals on Wheels. Through her retirement, she has found a way to help other people in her community, and her dedication to service comes from an early personal loss.
$2700 Raised for Meals on Wheels
at January 24 Fundraiser
Longtime MOW Volunteer, Helen Freeman was recognized for her longtime service to Meals on Wheels on Tuesday, April 1 at the 2014 Bloomington Be More Awards at Buskirk-Chumley Theater. Helen was presented with the Be More Dedicated award, given to an individual for a lifelong contribution to volunteering. She’s delivered more than 48,000 meals to more than 2,000 clients in more than 25 years of service. Read more here about Helen’s amazing service and the Be More Award ceremony….
This summer, Meals on Wheels Board president Kathy Pratt represented MOW in the annual charity event Dancing with the Celebrities held at the Buskirk-Chumley Theatre.
Six local Bloomington “celebrities” compete in a dance competition to raise money for a charity of their choice. This was the first time Meals on Wheels had participated in the event. The charity raising the most money wins the coveted Mirror Ball Trophy.
Pratt and dance partner Matt Brand fox-trotted their way to the finale to raise $14,000 for Meals on Wheels. These funds will go directly to support Meals on Wheels and further our mission of serving those in need in our community.
“I had a lot of fun participating and am pleased that the fundraising we were able to do appears to have been significant,” says Pratt. “I appreciate the vote of confidence that you all placed in me to represent MOW in this effort and feel that it was a “bucket list” opportunity.”
from 100+ Women Who Care
Bloomington Meals on Wheels is delighted to announce a $19,800 donation from 100+ Women Who Care. At their February meeting, the 100+ Women Who Care selected Bloomington Meals on Wheels as the recipient for their quarterly award. To date, 100+ Women Who Care has contributed $219,200 to different not-for-profits in Monroe County since the group’s founding in November 2011. On Friday March 7, members of this group presented Kathy Romy, Meals on Wheels Executive Director, with 198 checks of $100 a piece. Read more here….
We Love Our Volunteers!
Helen Freeman, 93, has dedicated 26 years of service to Meals on Wheels. It’s estimated that Helen has delivered over 48,000 meals and visited with over 2,000 clients during that time! When asked why she volunteers she says “I always wanted to do for other people. As long as I’m able, I’m doing.”