August 18, 2022

Estuary Council of Seniors Receives $20,000 Grant for New Oven!

The Walmart Foundation – MOWAA (Meals on Wheels Assn. of America) Building the Future Grant has been awarded to The Estuary Council of Seniors, Inc. for $20,000 towards the purchase a new double stack Combi oven costing $41,000.

ECSI applied for this “Impact Grant” because they had a 20 year old oven that was often broken and not reliable to cook 100,000 meals per year.  The impact of having this new oven is enormous!  They are now much more efficient, saving money, reducing staff time and confident that all our Meals on Wheels meals are delivered hot and nutritious to the homebound seniors in the 10 towns they serve.

ECSI also received individual donations from our appeal letter, a $5,000 grant from the F. Curtis Thrall and Susan B. Thrall Foundation, and a $500 donation from St. John’s Episcopal Church in Essex.