The economic climate has made it difficult for Venice Area Mobile Meals, Inc. While meal service demand is expected to exceed 51,000 meals for 2012, the number of unpaid meals has also increased, and donations and investment income have leveled off. About 80% of meal recipients can afford their meals, and are billed monthly.
Gulf Coast Gives provided a needed platform for Venice Area Mobile Meals to attract donors who are willing to financially support a goal to meet the most basic of human needs, a meal for a needy resident. Donors can give to the project in any amount. Developed by Gulf Coast Community Foundation to help nonprofits promote and achieve immediate fundraising goals to support their work, Gulf Coast Gives assists nonprofits on a project-by-project basis.
To view and donate online to Help Pay for Meals on Wheels in the Greater Venice FL area visit http://www.gulfcoastgives.org/
The first Gulf Coast Gives fundraising campaign launched in April of this year enabled Venice Area Mobile Meals to raise funds to pay for six months of meals for one person. A grant from Gulf Coast Community Foundation awarded last month provides funding to pay for another 6,500 meals. With 20% of its client base unable to pay for their meals, there remains a gap of over 3,000 unpaid meals. 100% of donations and funds raised during its Gulf Coast Gives fundraising campaign will go directly to pay for meals for eligible residents in the greater Venice area who have been financially qualified as unable to pay for their meals.
All-volunteer organization Venice Area Mobile Meals, Inc. delivers warm, noon-time meals to individuals who cannot prepare their own due to a mental or physical disability, regardless of their age or financial situation. The majority of meals are delivered to area senior citizens, and the organization’
Venice Area Mobile Meals, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, all volunteer organization which has delivered over 1.4 million meals since its inception in 1969. Administrative office and meal distribution area are located at 920 Tamiami Trail South, Venice, FL, 34285. Venice Area Mobile Meals, Inc. is not associated with Meals on Wheels of America (MOWAA).
For further information about Venice Area Mobile Meals, and how this non-profit Meals on Wheels organization makes a difference in the lives of many in the greater Venice, FL area visit http://www.veniceareamobilemeals.com.