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On Saturday, September 26 MCH Inc.’s Executive Director, Lee Karker, will be riding his bicycle 100 miles through many of the communities served by MCH’s Meals on Wheels program, including Tenant’s Harbor, Port Clyde, South Thomaston, Owls Head, Rockland, Rockport, Camden, Lincolnville, and Hope. His goal is to raise $10,000 and community awareness for MCH Meals on Wheels.

MCH Inc.’s mission is to empower individuals, primarily older adults and people with disabilities, to maintain independent, active lives by providing access to affordable transportation, housing, meals and other supportive services.

MCH Meals on Wheels serves 125 home-cooked, well-balanced meals Monday through Friday in every corner of Knox County. A team of 75 dedicated volunteers makes the deliveries through blizzards and the hottest summer days. In 2014, the program served a total of 32,486 hot meals to 209 homebound older folks and people with disabilities who are unable to get out to do grocery shopping or are unable to prepare their own meals.  MCH Meals on Wheels also prepares luncheon once a week for seniors and community members at a church in Camden.

Most of the older folks and people with disabilities who receive meals pay a small fee to help defray the real cost of the meal. A little less than 20% of the program cost is supported by government grants. Community support from people like you helps to pay for 50% of the program costs. Many Meals on Wheels programs serving other regions in Maine and the U.S. operate exclusively on grant and fees revenue, with less robust community support. Community Support enables MCH Meals on Wheels to provide meals to all those in need, without a waiting list and to deliver meals every day, 5 days a week providing daily social contact between volunteers and recipients.

Your financial support for Lee Karker’s MCH Meals on Wheels Century Ride enables us to provide meals to all those in need, without a waiting list. We deliver meals every day 5 days a week providing nutrition and essential personal communication with a friendly volunteer. You can make a difference in the lives of seniors and individuals with disabilities.