Camden Rotary Club announces gift to Meals on Wheels

Nov 28, 2012
Photo by: Peter Palermo Camden Rotary presents a check to Lee Karker,  middle, executive director of MCH Inc, which runs the Meals on Wheels program in Knox County. Making the presentation for Camden Rotary are Jim Bowditch, left, Camden Rotary president and Jane Monhart, right, Camden Rotary treasurer.

Camden — The Camden Rotary Club has selected Meals on Wheels to receive a major gift this year. Club President Jim Bowditch recently presented a $4,000 donation to Lee Karker, executive director of MCH Inc, which runs the Meals on Wheels program in Knox County.

The gift is designed to replace the organization¹s delivery containers , which have been well used over the past 20 years ­ with new meal transporters, including heated ones for the longer delivery routes. Meals on Wheels currently delivers approximately 120 meals daily to residents from Port Clyde to Appleton, Camden to Thomaston and beyond.

"We are delighted with this gift," said Lois Stackpole Alley, who oversees

the meal preparation at MCH¹s Summer Street facility in Rockland, in a news release. "It will make a great difference to keeping the food warm. All our food is delivered by a fine team of volunteers, who make sure the food arrives safe and sound."

MCH is a Rockland-based not-for-profit agency that helps older adults and people with disabilities remain independent and active by providing supportive housing, transportation and affordable meals — a safety net of services for the most vulnerable neighbors.

This year, Camden Rotary will donate more than $60,000 to local causes, from nonprofits to scholarships for high school students going on to college. Applications are accepted at camdenrotary.org at any time, and awards are decided each spring.

The Camden Rotary meets at the First Congregational Church on Elm Street in Camden on Tuesdays at noon.

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