Strive participants deliver ‘meals-on-wheels’

Urbana: Participants in the Champaign Co. Strive@CRSI program are getting a big dose of joy as a result of volunteering their time delivering ‘mealsonwheels’ (MOW) as a community service.15RoyCoolbaugh-Sally Glover-MOW

The MOW program is provided by LifeCare Alliance, a United Way organization serving central Ohio. Based in Columbus, the organization uses the Urbana Strive location as a delivery base where a driver drops off meals daily, to be delivered locally.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays, Strive volunteers deliver the meals right to the doors of anywhere from 10 to 20 locations. Deliveries are made to qualified local residents 60 and over or to chronically ill individuals who are unable to provide meals for themselves. On other days, local volunteers pick up the meals at the Strive location and make the deliveries.

According to the LifeCare Alliance website, the meal deliveries also serve as a “daily check”, giving peace of mind to both the meal recipients and their loved ones.

“This program gives our Strive volunteers a sense of community participation and makes them feel happy,” says Danielle BuckneyMoore, assistant habilitation manager who has been with CRSI since 2010.

For information about the ‘mealsonwheels’ program or to find out how to become a client, see their website at or call 6142783130.