When you donate to our program, you can rest assured that your money will be used for meals to a homebound senior or adult with a disability living in Lehigh County.
Meals on Wheels programs across the country are not chapters of a national organization. Although they may belong to Meals on Wheels America, which provides education and advocacy services, they operate independently.
Meals on Wheels of Lehigh County was founded in 1971 by a group of concerned local citizens who learned of an Allentown couple almost starving because they had no family to help them. Our founders never wanted this to happen again in Lehigh County.
About 23% of our budget comes from government funding. If this funding was cut, we would have to find additional money from our community or institute a waiting list for our program. Seniors can’t wait–so we depend upon our community for the majority of the $650,000 we need to raise this year.
At its Annual Meeting today, Meals on Wheels of Lehigh County Board members elected the Agency’s 2017 executive board: President, Lisa A. Luciano, Lafayette Ambassador Bank; Vice-President, Brooke Griffiths, Lehigh Valley Health Network; Treasurer, Rosemary Lamaestra, RLB Accountants; and Secretary, Pamela Koons-Hartnett, St. Luke’s Health Network.
Kim Laurito, American Bank and Cindy Merritt, Buckno, Lisicky and Co. were reelected to serve two-year terms. Pat Blahnick, Wells Fargo Bank, was elected to a six-year term.
The Board bid farewell to outgoing President and Board Member, Julie Profilet-Saucier, KCBA Architects, who has served the Agency for six years.
Thank you to the Community Partnership Fund of the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation for its $5,000 grant to subsidize meals for low-income clients.
This discretionary grantmaking by the Foundation during the 2016-17 grant cycle is supported by several funds that make up the Community Partnership.
Thanks to the following companies, organizations and individuals for collecting food and/or donations so that volunteers from Selective Insurance and Olympus were able to pack 1,200 Blizzard Bags. These bags filled with a full day’s supply of shelf-stable food will be delivered to our clients to use when we can’t deliver due to bad weather.
Meals on Wheels volunteers
Rotary Club Allentown West
Buckno Lisicky & Co.
The Pidcock Company
WELCA of St John’s Lutheran Church
Elliot Group Engineered Solution
Junior Girl Scot Troop 6232
Hope Church–Bible School
Center for Vision Loss-Doug Yingling
St Luke’s Nursing Students