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Nothing stops CRT’s Meals on Wheels delivery team and dedicated volunteers from getting hot, nutritious meals out to the homebound seniors they serve across Central Connecticut – not even a heat wave! As Connecticut entered the third day in a row with temperatures above 90 degrees (F), CRT’s Meals on Wheels program keeps on rolling. In addition to providing meals, these visits provide an important wellness check for the seniors in their homes.

Rachel Piscitelli and Fox 61 followed Wade Lay, CRT’s Transportation Manager, on his route to see the program in action.

For more information, please visit the Meals on Wheels page.

After losing one of the trucks in its fleet of custom delivery vehicles last year due to an accident, CRT was proud to show its brand new Meals on Wheels truck, complete with red bow, for the first time. This vehicle and custom chassis that holds hot, nutritious meals for homebound seniors was purchased with the support of donations from the local community.

Fox 61’s Keith McGilvery and Margaux Farrell spoke with CRT’s Director of Nutrition, Gariann Chiarella, about the new truck and what it means to this vital program for seniors throughout Central Connecticut.

Keith McGilvery from Fox 61 helped to “Share the Love” about an amazing act of kindness from a family in Portland, CT giving back to people in need during the holidays.

Lou and Wendy Vinci from Portland, CT are making “skid trees” this year out of salvaged wooden pallets in the shape of Christmas Trees that are being sold for only $5 each, and all of the proceeds are going to benefit the local food pantry in their community. Lou’s family has benefited from CRT’s Meals on Wheels program in the past and they wanted to find a way to help others this year. The handmade trees are being sold on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information, email to: [email protected]

Events

With your support, we can make the longest drive!

Please join the Community Renewal Team on Monday, September 13, 2021 for its 20th Annual Meals on Wheels Golf Classic at Tunxis Country Club in Farmington, Connecticut.

You can help our team meet the increasing need for the delivery of hot, nutritious meals to hundreds of homebound seniors across Central Connecticut! Please help ensure the independence and well-being of seniors in our community by registering to golf and making a special donation today.

Tournament Schedule:

  • 9:00 AM: Registration – Collect golfer gifts, warm up at the driving range or putting green, and don’t forget your raffle tickets!
    Don’t forget to pick up your boxed lunch at the Meals on Wheels Delivery vehicle near registration.
  • 10:00 AM: Shotgun start – 4-person scramble format
  • Enjoy the fun contests and games out on the course! Grab a free drink or snack from the CRT snack cart.
  • 3:30 PM: Networking, Cocktail Hour and have a free drink on us! Followed by Buffet Awards Dinner & Raffles at the Pavilion.

 

More information is available in this brochure for the 20th Annual Meals on Wheels Golf Classic.

Customers love to support local businesses that support the community! Show your support with an Ad in the program book for CRT’s 20th Annual Meals on Wheels Golf Classic.

For more information about sponsorships or to play in the tournament, please contact CRT’s Development Department at 860-560-5684 or [email protected]

During the month of June, CRT’s Meals on Wheels program will receive a $1 donation from the purchase of every reusable Community Bag at the Big Y store located at 772 North Main St., West Hartford CT.

Please note: These special bags identified as the Community Bags are available for purchase, upon request, at the check-out registers. The Community Bags have a tag attached that has printed instructions on how to allocate a $1 donation on behalf of Big Y to a number of local non-profits, including CRT. However, if the customer doesn’t specify where the $1 donation for their Community Bag should be given, the $1 donation from the bags purchased at the West Hartford store will go to CRT’s Meals on Wheels program during the month of June.