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 due to illness, injury or disability. We ensure that our clients receive two good meals a day delivered by a friendly visitor.

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Contact:

Phone: (812) 355-8224 or: (812) 353-2248

Fax:  (812) 353-2246

Mailing Address:

Meals on Wheels

PO Box 1149

Bloomington, IN 47402

Email: blm-mow@iuhealth.org

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COVID-19 Update 3/13/2020

After much planning and consultation with IU Health Bloomington Hospital we have decided to take the following steps to help protect our clients and volunteers from exposure to COVID-19.

Volunteer Cancellations
*  Please report your service cancellations, please use this form:  MOW Absence Reporting Form.

  • If you are ill, please cancel your volunteer service.
  • Starting today, 3/13/2020, we are asking volunteers to please cancel service if you have travel outside the United States within the past 14 days prior to your service date.
  • If you are instructed by a medical professional to self-isolate, please cancel your service.

Changes in delivery procedure

  • Volunteers will deliver small coolers to any clients without one today, 3/13.
  • We will implement a “No Touch” delivery, with volunteers leaving the meals in the cooler, and following up with a check-in phone call to clients on their route.
  • Starting today, each route will carry 2 additional cooler bags in case clients forget to leave their cooler out.

Hospital Delivery
Meals will continue to be picked up at the valet drop-off.  Volunteers will not be able to enter further than the vestibule where the meals are picked up.

Meadowood Delivery
Upon arrival at the pick-up door, please remain outside and call the number on the door to let them know you are there to pick up Meals on Wheels.  They will bring the materials out to you.  When you return, please call and let them know you are returning Meals on Wheels supplies and they will come out to get them.

For reliable information on COVID-19 and recommendations, please visit the Indiana State Department of Health website or CDC website.

Please do not relay rumors or any information disputing CDC or Indiana State Department of Health information to clients.

The Volunteer Recognition Luncheon scheduled for April 21 will be postponed.

Temporary  Volunteer Needs
We are in need of additional temporary subs to help cover any volunteers who are ill, have traveled outside the country, or are instructed to self-isolate.   If you are willing to sub on your route or others, please complete this form to let us know.

Please share the need for temporary sub volunteers with your contacts.  A description of the duties can be found here.   Anyone wishing to be a temporary sub may complete an online application on our website www.bloomingtonmealsonwheels.org or through this link you may share.

If additional arrangements need to be made for picking up meals for distribution, I will share them through email.

Since joining Bloomington Meals on Wheels in August, I have been continually motivated by this wonderful community of volunteers.  Your commitment and service to your Bloomington neighbors is Inspiring.   I hope that together we can help our homebound friends though this challenging time.

Please contact me with questions or concerns.  The office phone is 812-353-2248 or the answering service number is 812-855-8224.

Best regards,
Carrie McHaley, Executive Director

Become an emergency delivery sub for Meals on Wheels!

Are you able to help fill in gaps in delivery due to the current COVID – 19 pandemic?

Volunteers are needed  between 11:15 am – 1:00 pm Monday through Friday to fill short-term vacancies.   Training will be provided.   Please do not apply if you are ill or have traveled outside the US in the past 14 days.

If you can help, please click here to complete our Emergency Volunteer Application.

Thanks for a great 2019!

As we wrap up 2019, Meals on Wheels would like to thank all our wonderful volunteers, donors, partners, and service recipients for a great year.  Together, we are an example of a community coming together to help each other through food and friendship.  Let’s continue this spirit of neighborly care in 2020 and beyond!

Click the link below to view our 2019 newsletter.

MOW Newsletter.DEC.2019

Carrie McHaley, Exeutive Director, Bloomington Meals on Wheels

MEALS ON WHEELS NAMES NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Carrie McHaley has been named as the Executive Director of Bloomington Meals on Wheels.  McHaley has 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector.  An alumna of Indiana University, she also holds a master’s degree in Nonprofit Administration and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP).

“My passion is with the small, but mighty, local organizations that provide human services. Bloomington Meals on Wheels is well-respected and an essential part of the Bloomington community.  I am so fortunate to be joining such a well-developed and experienced community of volunteers. “

McHaley replaces Kathy Romy who has directed the program since 2010.

 

 

 

 

CONGRATULATIONS to the winner of the raffle of the motorized cooler at B-Town Boom on Wednesday, July 3                   Drago Ivetic!  

Meals on Wheels thanks Cook Medical for the donation of the cooler.  We loved being a part of this event!  Thanks to everyone who bought a ticket!  And thanks to Cook for their generosity and being such a wonderful community partner.

 

 

 

Bloomington Meals on Wheels will raffle off a motorized cooler during B-Town Boom Block Party on July 3.   Volunteers came to Cook Medical Headquarters On June 26 to sell tickets.  They will be at Cook Polymer on Thursday, June 27, and will be on-site during the Block Party on Kirkwood on July 3!

Meals on Wheels volunteers Mike Romy and Jim VanOsdol sell raffle tickets for the motorized cooler to be raffled off at B-Town Boom.

 

 

Read more about Kathy Pratt, MoW volunteer,  and listen to her story of service beginning Monday, May 13. Airing at 7:55 a.m. and 5:50 p.m. on 91.3 and 98.1FM WFHB Community Radio or online at http://wfhb.org/news/activate-kathypratt-mow/

Kathy Pratt, left and MoW partner Joan Ferguson load their car with meals to deliver to MoW clients.

 

 

 

 

“Thank you for helping feed our mother…when she returned home after brain surgery, the meals you brought her each weekday, along with your cheerful smiles, warm hugs, and friendly words helped her recover and thrive in the years when she could no longer work or drive.  Angels on on your team!!”

~Family member of MOW client

 

 

 

 

“If you’ve lost your faith in humanity, check out Meals on Wheels.” Be sure to listen to this wonderful podcast from “How Stuff Works” — you will be entertained and you’ll learn something too!!

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We LOVE our Volunteers!

Meals on Wheels partner, Alyson & Michele