2018 Marks Our 50th Anniversary

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In June of 1968, Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud served its first meals. Eleven meals to be exact. It’s safe to say we’ve come a long way since those early days. We are so proud of what this organization has accomplished since 1968.

How best to adequately thank and recognize all those who have been a part of this journey over the years? Let’s try to imagine how many nutritious meals have been served throughout our community since opening day. This year alone we’ll be serving just under 100,000 meals! Just think of the impact these meals and daily contact have had in people’s lives.

How many remarkable volunteers - past and present - have volunteered their time, enthusiasm, and love for this organization. Drivers, kitchen helpers, administrative assistants, and the invaluable support and direction of our volunteer board members throughout the years. Every volunteer has, in their own way, made an indelible mark upon this organization.

Think of all the supporters in our community and elsewhere - those who have generously donated without hesitation year after year, and the foundations and organizations who have provided critical funding over the years. These sources of funding provide the very groundwork of our efforts.

Our dedicated staff members who have worked tirelessly over the years: kitchen, administrative, and executive directors. Fifty years with each person leaving their imprint upon this organization - everyone has been a part of this incredible evolution.

We hope you will share our story of impact and purpose with your neighbors, family and friends, and colleagues.

We’d like everyone to join with us as we unveil memorable ways to celebrate our 50th in 2018. We encourage you to remain or become active in our organization in your own way.

Our mission of providing nutrition, promoting independence and enriching lives at Meals on Wheels of Loveland and Berthoud could not be more important or relevant, so we ask “won’t you join us as we begin our next 50 years?”
 

Make A Difference Day 2017

It was a gorgeous fall this year. The leaves held on and we were rewarded with a few weeks of brilliant color. Once the leaves fell, the timing was perfect for United Way’s “Make A Difference Day” and Meals on Wheels clients’ homes where leaves were piling up.  

Meals on Wheels’ Volunteer Coordinator Jarita Webster worked with 35 employees from both Hewlett Packard Enterprise and HP Inc. as part of Make a Difference Day through the United Way of Larimer County. The volunteers raked and bagged leaves for 40 of our clients in Loveland and Berthoud. 

“This is the third year in a row that I’ve organized our effort to rake leaves for clients of MOW of Loveland and Berthoud. My team has consistently found the activity very rewarding,” said Randy Nettleton, R&D Project Manager, Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

Jarita added, “Thanks to the City of Loveland’s donation of large leaf bags, along with all the HP and HPE volunteers, we were able to help 40 of our clients get their yards in shape for winter.”