Meals on Wheels in southern NH awarded $28,000 in grants

MERRIMACK – The Norwin S. and Elizabeth N. Bean Foundation recently announced it has awarded a $25,000 grant to St. Joseph Community Services’ Meals on Wheels for its services in Amherst and Manchester.

SJCS, whose service area is Hillsborough County, serves about 1,400 meals per day to elderly and homebound disabled.

“This grant from the Norwin S. and Elizabeth N. Bean Foundation supports our efforts to provide a hot, nutritious meal and a safety check for homebound adults who cannot provide meals for themselves,” said Meghan Brady, SJCS president. “We are deeply grateful for the continued support that the foundation has provided us.”

The foundation, established in 1967, is a general purpose charitable foundation that awards grants in arts and humanities, education, environment, health, human services and public or society benefit.

SJCS also was awarded a $3,000 grant by the Employees of Associated Grocers of New England and AG Supermarkets, a fund advised by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation.

“Without community partners like the Employees of Associated Grocers of New England and AG Supermarkets, we would not be able to accomplish as much as we do to meet the needs of the older and disabled population for a hot meal and check on safety,” Brady said. “We are deeply grateful for the assistance from AGNE and NHCF.”

SJCS is dedicated to promoting better physical, mental and social well-being of older and other qualified adults through the provision of nutritious meals, health education, opportunities for social interaction and related services. For more information, visit www.mealson
wheelsnh.org.