Each meal box contains five nonperishable, nutritionally complete meals that serve as a safety net for homebound clients when emergencies, such as severe weather conditions, preclude the organization from making meal deliveries. The emergency packages include foods such as cereal, canned goods and soups, raisins, applesauce, juice, dried milk packets and other items that do not require refrigeration.
“Rhode Island’s homebound seniors are particularly vulnerable in the winter, when snow, ice and other hazards can cause power outages, and prevent deliveries from getting to their homes,” said Tom Lamb, President, Chairman and CEO of Centreville Bank. “We are happy to support Meals on Wheels in this effort to provide our fellow Rhode Islanders with food security for those times when they will need it most.”
“Each year, more than 1,200 seniors rely on these special deliveries in times of emergency,” said Heather Amaral, Executive Director, Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island. “Centreville Bank has been our partner in this vital service since 2015. We are thankful for their continued commitment to the emergency meal program, and delighted to have them as a partner in our mission.”
Since 1969, Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island has been serving the nutritional well-being, independence, dignity and safety of the state’s senior citizens, as well as the homebound and disabled. The state’s only nonprofit home delivered meal program also provides a Senior Café program in local senior centers, a pet food program, and a senior wish program.
Photo: L-R: Heather Amaral; Manny Murray, head of the senior center; Kevin Millonzi, Meals on Wheels board member; and Tom Lamb.
About the Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation:
The Centreville Bank Charitable Foundation was established as a non-profit charitable organization in 2006 by the Board of Trustees to further the philanthropic mission of Centreville Bank. The Foundation's goal is to partner with local non-profit organizations that work to strengthen, grow, and contribute to the well-being of the communities that we serve.
About Centreville Bank:
Founded in 1828 and headquartered in West Warwick, Rhode Island, Centreville Bank has seven branch locations in Coventry, Cranston, East Greenwich, Narragansett, North Kingstown, West Greenwich, and West Warwick, and assets of $1.2 billion.