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Becky Hrisomalos: Volunteer Extraordinaire & Founding “Mother” of Meals on Wheels

BY SUSAN M. BRACKNEY (Bloom Magazine contributor) Becky (Anton) Hrisomalos packed something extra when she came to Bloomington to attend Indiana University in 1949—a strong desire to serve others. “I remember my father saying, ‘Do for your community. Do whatever … Continue reading

Making a Local Impact: Meals on Wheels

On Kathleen Oliver’s Meals on Wheels route, there is a gentleman who is a victim of stroke. He doesn’t have family in the area. Every day is a struggle – even walking is very difficult. He can’t drive a car. … Continue reading

Bloomingfoods’ shoppers break record with support of Meals on Wheels

In March, Bloomingfoods’ shoppers helped improve food access for homebound folks by donating a record-shattering $8,692 to support Bloomington Meals on Wheels, where people who are unable to cook for themselves receive two good meals per day delivered by a … Continue reading

Meals on Wheels Volunteer Satisfaction Survey

Meals on Wheels volunteers were invited to participate in a research survey to assess the volunteer satisfaction.  The survey was distributed in March 2016 by email and included a link to a web-based survey. Seventy two respondents completed the survey … Continue reading

Positive Change keeps truckin’ for Bloomington Meals on Wheels

“Bloomington Meals on Wheels is grateful to Bloomingfoods and their members for this big-hearted donation from the Positive Change program.  Meals on Wheels could not carry out its mission without the generosity of civic-minded individuals and businesses like Bloomingfoods,” said … Continue reading

DUKE Energy Community Development Grant benefits Meals on Wheels

Duke Energy Foundation presents a check for $5000 to Bloomington Meals on Wheels to aid in program development.  Pictured left to right is Lisa Kobe, Duke Energy representative, Bruce Calloway, Government and Community Relations Manager for Duke Energy, Marc Fishman, … Continue reading

Bloomington Meals on Wheels Newsletter 2015

Click here to read our latest news:  MOW December 2015_FNL

Meals on Wheels participates in Lennie’s Dine & Donate program

Bloomington Meals on Wheels was the chosen Dine & Donate charity for the month of August at Lennie’s Brew Pub.  Each Tuesday in August, Lennie’s donated 20% of each participant diner’s tab to Meals on Wheels.  Lennie’s general Manager Mike … Continue reading

Home Instead Senior Care Foundation awards grant to Bloomington Meals on Wheels

Bloomington Meals on Wheels is happy to announce a grant awarded to us by Home Instead Senior Care Foundation.  This grant of $7800 will be used to expand the capacity to serve those low-income clients who do not have the … Continue reading

IU Students Make Valentines Day Sweeter for MOW clients

Students from the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs created Valentines for distribution to Bloomington Meals on Wheels clients on Friday, February 13. MOW volunteers delivered the home-made Valentines along with the two nutritious daily meals.  A Big THANK YOU to the … Continue reading