Sincere appreciation of nourishing community support in 2019 for Hot Meals on Wheels organization in Austin

By Rhonda Roberts

Hot Meals on Wheels Board of Directors

The Hot Meals on Wheels Board of Directors would like to express sincere appreciation for all the generosity and support given to our non-profit organization throughout 2019. The incredibly heartwarming acts of kindness and community support is truly advancing the cause and making life a little bit easier for our seniors, so they can enjoy their golden years well-nourished living independently with dignity.

Thank you to the 102 volunteers who shared their heartfelt gifts of compassion, time and mileage, delivering 18,955 meals in 2019. They continue to deliver more than just a meal, we know they are providing daily nutrition along with welcomed social interaction and friendship. It’s a rewarding experience visiting and sharing kindness during multiple meal deliveries one hour per week and we appreciate your dedication and commitment.

Thank you to the wonderful kitchen staff at Mayo Health System (Morrison Food Service) and Sacred Heart Care Center for their donation of the hot meal aluminum foil containers, reduced cost of the meal and their professional preparation of nutritious meals for each specific dietary requirements. Your time and talents are providing great nourishment. We appreciate the amazing job you do each day and we value your partnership and expertise.

We are excited to announce that, new in 2019, a special donation made it possible for volunteers to deliver two shelf stable Hormel Compleats as snow day meals, so our seniors would still have a meal to eat on days when it is too dangerous for the volunteers to make deliveries. We look forward to delivering more shelf stable meals with future donations, so that each individual has food to heat and eat on all snow days, holidays, nights and weekends.

If you would like more information about receiving daily home delivered meals for yourself or a loved one, making a donation, becoming a volunteer meal deliverer or board member, you can always contact us:

• Cell Phone: 507-438-3140

• Email: hotmealsonwheels.austin.mn@gmail.com

• Website: hotmealsonwheelsmn.wixsite.com/hotmealsonwheelsmn

• Mail: P.O. Box 371, Austin, MN 55912

It takes each of us to make a difference for all of us. We sincerely thank you for choosing to make a difference, one meal at a time for Hot Meals on Wheels recipients in Austin.

Sincerely Grateful, Hot Meals on Wheels, Inc. 2019 Volunteer Board of Directors: Pat MacLean, Rhonda Roberts, Donna Maas, Margaret List, Steve Enstad, Jan Larson, Terry Dorsey, Brian Johnson, Pamela Waters, Ann Warner


A special thank you to the following donors in 2019 for the heartwarming generous financial donations totaling over $10,000.00 that absolutely made a positive impact towards the nutritional and social well-being of 169 home-bound residents:

  • Hy-Vee Food Store – Paper lunch sacks
  • Hormel Foods Corporation – Plant Workers Helping Hands Committee
  • Austin Area Foundation Grant Fund
  • Westminster Presbyterian Church – Mission Outreach
  • PayPal Giving Fund
  • Amazon Smile Foundation
  • Franklin Todd Murphy in Honor of Thor Westra Family
  • Stephanie Sutherland and Kunze family in memory of Jan Guttormson
  • Signe Rizzi
  • Catholic Charities of Southern MN – Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
  • Paul Behn
  • Michael and Ruth Biedermann
  • Judy Callies
  • Terry Dorsey
  • Steve Enstad
  • Rita Ganser
  • Carl and Rosie Jech
  • Betty Johnson
  • Jan Larson
  • Tom and Donna Maas
  • Pat MacLean
  • Mary Ann Rasmussen
  • Jerry Stark
  • Ann Warner
  • Thrivent Financial Services – Member Choice Dollars
  • Leo Sheedy
  • William & Cheryl Cheek
  • Phil & Gail Minerich
  • Richard Priebe
  • Marilyn Severtson
  • Curtis Srock
  • Anonymous Donors
  • Mark and Rhonda Roberts
  • Terry and Sherry Taylor
  • Margaret List in Memory of Judy Olson and In Memory of Sue Jordan
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints – Easter Greeting cards
  • Banfield Elementary School 4th Grade – Spring Greeting cards & Christmas Greeting cards

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