Meals on Wheels is the most well-known, well-regarded name in senior nourishment and support services offering a proven system built to be there day-in and day-out for for every aging person in Fairfield County.
Over 45 years ago, our agency began with a retired Dominican nun, Sister Lucille Stewart, serving bowls of home-made soup to a handful of elderly women living in Lancaster. We have grown to providing over 850 nutritionally balanced meals each day to seniors living in every part of Fairfield County. The agency began operations in the church kitchen, moved to a small space at the local YMCA, and then moved to our current location within a building on the campus of the Olivedale City Park. The park’s building was enlarged to accommodate the growth in services over the years. Since the last renovation in 1997, Meals on Wheels of Fairfield County has virtually doubled the number of meals provided to seniors in our county. That number is expected to double again in 10 years. We were literally out of space to do more and we are unable to expand our footprint at the former location.
To address the space challenge, the agency raised money to purchase the retired Cedar Heights Elementary School to become the new home to Meals on Wheels. With the building secured, the agency raised funds to make renovations to the new facility. While Meals on Wheels Older Adult Alternatives receives funding from a senior services tax levy, these funds are restricted from use for the renovation project. No senior service levy funds will be used for this project.
The renovation project included the creation of a commercial kitchen plus food storage area, meal packaging and distribution area, a ADA accessible entrance foyer, ADA accessible restrooms, dining area, classrooms for senior education programs, and office space for nutrition staff, drive coordinators, caseworkers, and for administration.
Meals on Wheels is asking the community to Step Up to the Plate and make an investment in our project. The agency recieve our occupancy permitand moved to the new location during March 2019, but will continue raising funds until the project is paid in full. We have another $300,000 to go!
Your donation can be tax deductible as Meals on Wheels Older Adult Alternatives of Fairfield County, Inc. is a 501c3 non-profit. Please consult your accountant for advice.
Checks can be made payable to Meals on Wheels Building Fund and send to 1515 Cedar Hill Road, Lancaster, Ohio 43130.
Secure, on-line donations can be made on our site using the donate button at the top right corner of the screen.
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