Cabarrus Meals On Wheels

Statistics

1975        
2,275 meals were served, 7-16 daily.  There were 34 volunteers.

1976       
A second route in Concord was added.

1977       
The name was changed to Cabarrus Meals On Wheels and we became a United Way Agency.  Service was expanded to Kannapolis.

1978       
Cabarrus Memorial Hospital began meals preparation.  Service was expanded to Mt. Pleasant.

1989       
Service was expanded to Harrisburg.

1990       
25,189 meals were served to a total of 225 clients.  We had ten routes.

1992       
Service was expanded to Midland/Flowes Store.

1994       
Service was expanded to Miami Church Road area.  A fifth Concord route was added.  36,814 meals were served to 284 clients on 13 routes.

1995       
34,412 meals were served to 259 clients on 13 routes.

1996       
A route in Kannapolis was added.  First fund raising luncheon and silent auction was held.

1997       
Two routes were added bring the total number of routes to 16 and expanding our service area to Township.  Second annual fund raiser was held.

2000       
Collaborated with the Department of Aging to obtain grant funding to expand our service to those on our waiting list and those living in areas outside our current delivery areas.  

2004       
Route 17 opened

2005       
Route 18 opened in February; Route 19 in May; and Route 20 in October.  Obtained United Way Focus Grant to provide weekend frozen meals WAAM).

2006       
Route 21 opened in May in Kannapolis

2007   
Route 22 opened on March 1 in Kannapolis; Route 23 and 24 opened in August in Mt. Pleasant; Rt. 6 (reconfigured) opened November 1 in Concord; surpassed 300 clients per day

2008   
We served our One-Millionth Meal in November of 2008

2009          
Began preparing meals fresh daily in own kitchen

2009   
Opened Routes 25, 26, 27, 28, 29; surpassed 375 clients per day

2011       
Opened Route 30 in the Logan Community area