Ribbon Cutting with the Loveland Chamber of Commerce

Courtesy of DON rEILLY

Courtesy of DON rEILLY

On January 30th we celebrated our volunteers and 50 years of service with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Loveland Chamber of Commerce

If you are on Facebook, checkout the post on the Loveland Chamber page. It was a great event that was captured in wonderful images by Don Reilly with DJRImaging. Below are a few select images courtesy of Don Reilly. All the photos from the event can be viewed in this gallery

Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud Month

On Tuesday, January 16th  the City Council of Loveland declared January 2018 to be

Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud Month!

And January 16th, 2018 as Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud 50th Anniversary Kickoff.

Download and read the entire proclamation in PDF format.

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS,   The City of Loveland recognizes the importance of nourishing and enriching the lives of homebound individuals with nutritious meals and daily contact by caring volunteers; and

WHEREAS,   The senior population in Colorado is increasing by 6% each year, and as our population continues to age, needs increase as well; and

WHEREAS,   Between 2010 and 2015 the senior population in Loveland increased by 41%, and as our population continues to age, needs increase as well; and

WHEREAS,   Nearly 300 meals are delivered to Loveland homebound residents daily, in 2017 an estimated 100,000 meals will be prepared; and

WHEREAS,   Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud volunteers deliver nutritious meals  and provide daily contact for our homebound population, helping those in need to maintain independence, and premature institutionalization; and

WHEREAS,   Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud has been serving our communities for 50 years; and

WHEREAS,   To continue feeding those in need, Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud will commence a year-long celebration to share our story of impact and purpose with our community, and to further expand our reach;

Now, Therefore, we, the City Council of Loveland, do hereby declare January 2018 as

MEALS ON WHEELS OF LOVELAND AND BERTHOUD MONTH

And January 16, 2018, as

MEALS ON WHEELS OF LOVELAND AND BERTHOUD 50TH ANNIVERSARY KICKOFF

In the City of Loveland, Colorado and ask the citizens of this community to help raise awareness about the importance of providing nutritious meals and daily contact for our homebound citizens.

Signed this 16th day of January, 2018

Jacki Marsh, Mayor

Good to the last drop

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We spent yesterday evening  at the Downtown Loveland Festival of Lights serving up some of the most delicious hot chocolate and s’mores on the front range. I hope you were able to get a cup. With all of our planning, we did not anticipate serving 500 cups in 90 minutes!

It must have been good, because no one complained about waiting for a cup and our donation box was overflowing at the end of the night.

Our volunteers were awesome and never stopped until we served the last drop. Thank you!

The s’mores were just as big of a hit with the perfect mix of gooey marshmallows, crunchy graham crackers, and thick Hersey’s chocolate.

It was such great fun we cannot wait to do it all again next year, but this time with double the goodies!

If you missed it, or just want to see more, you can visit the event page on Facebook or take a behind the scenes look at how to make 23 gallons of hot chocolate