Meals on Wheels of Greater Newburgh (MOW) has been chosen by Stop & Shop, Rt. 300, Newburgh, to be the beneficiary of its Community Bags Program for the entire month of February.
For every reusable Community Bag purchased at Stop & Shop during February, $1 will be donated to MOW. The eco-friendly bags cost $2.50 each.
“This is a great way to support the environment and help a good cause at the same time,” said MOW Executive Director Robin Bello.
MOW is a nonprofit charity founded in 1972 by Frederica Warner of Newburgh. Volunteers deliver its hot, nutritious meals five days a week to homebound individuals in the City of Newburgh and the towns of Newburgh and New Windsor who are unable to cook for themselves. MOW receives no regular government funding.
There is a modest charge for those who are able to pay, but MOW relies on charitable donations from the public to cover the rest of its costs.
MOW President Carole McDermott said, “This news comes at a most opportune time. The pandemic has put an incredible amount of stress on our most vulnerable residents, and the need for nutritious meals is greater than ever. So, we are very grateful to Stop & Shop for making us the beneficiary of this program.”
For more information or to donate to MOW, visitmealsonwheelsnewburgh.org.