Meals on Wheels celebrates 11 million meals delivered to seniors

GinnyRyan from 13 WHAM ABC in Rochester. NY presents the 11,000,000th meal along with her mom at the Meals On Wheels 60th anniversary event.

(Story copied from 13 WHAM Rochester, NY)

A huge milestone was reached on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 for a local Meals On Wheels program.

The 11 millionth meal was delivered at 12 p.m. Tuesday. 13WHAM’s Ginny Ryan and her mother were able to serve the meal in celebration of the milestone.

Adel and Ruth Letson were happy to see the meal come through their door.

“It’s wonderful,” Ruth said. “I love them. We have something different every day.”

Jane Shukitis, CEO of UR Medicine Home Care, was also thrilled to see the benchmark.

“It’s more than a meal,” Shukitis said. “It’s a daily check in and a friendly hello. Often times these folks don’t have any other interaction all day long, other than somebody coming to deliver a meal to them. It’s a very special program.”

Nearly 1,000 meals are delivered each and every day by 200 volunteers throughout the Rochester area who make it happen.

Ginny’s mother has been a volunteer for 20 years.

For more photos from the event, head on over to our Facebook page.