We’re beyond thrilled to share that Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley will receive a $1.5 million gift from author and philanthropist MacKenzie Scott.

We were one of only 384 organizations that received gifts nationwide out of nearly 6,500 organizations she and her advisers considered. Ms. Scott announced $4.1 billion in donations on December 16th.

We can celebrate this remarkable gift together because it’s a reflection of the tireless work and ongoing support from every volunteer, donor, staff member and partner who has helped us succeed over more than four decades.

Our supporters have long recognized what Ms. Scott saw: an organization that makes real and meaningful impact for nearly 2,000 seniors and individuals with disabilities every day in the Lehigh Valley. You helped make this gift possible. Thank you!

The gift will give us the capacity to reach even more people and invest in new services. The need among our clients grows every day. Like many agencies, the pandemic has tested our creativity and resourcefulness. Our staff and volunteers have been the real heroes in our work.

Ms. Scott’s gift presents us with both an opportunity and a challenge to do even more. Our leadership and  Board of Directors will be working together over the next few months to responsibly allocate and manage the funds so that they support operations as well as investing in our future. With your help, we’re excited for what’s ahead.

Thank you again for your continued support of Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley.