As one of the largest non-profit organizations in Atlanta, Meals on Wheels is responsible for delivering over 600,000 meals to the city’s seniors annually. After three years, over $5 million, and the combined effort of numerous volunteers, sponsors, and donors, the facility has gone through a complete modern makeover. Overcoming pandemic-related delays and supply-chain disruptions, countless organizations and companies came together to collaborate on this spectacular renovation. Their hope is that, with this new facility, MOWA can now help more community members than ever before.
Grothouse partnered in this charitable effort, donating a stunning solid wood countertop to complete the facility’s demonstration kitchen.
Using this upgraded space, Meals On Wheels will be able to almost double the number of daily meals they serve. With a pre-renovation output of around 1,800 meals a day, COO Robert Gerstenecker estimates the facility will now be able to serve over 3,500 daily meals to Atlanta’s elderly population.
“This project is truly a testament to what can happen when people pull together for a common cause.” – Rachel Martin, Director of Marketing for Design Galleria Kitchen and Bath Studio.
The new facility, which opened in October, includes a high-end event space called 1705 West. 1705 West, featuring Grothouse’s donation of the solid wood and Anvil Metal™ Countertop in its demonstration kitchen, will be used to help MOWA generate revenue to fund more outreach programs. The 1705 West space will bring in money through a number of channels, primarily rentals, educational programs, and events aimed at ending senior hunger.
For more information on how to donate or volunteer your time with Meals on Wheels Atlanta, you can visit their official website or Facebook page. To see more of Grothouse’s line of high-end Anvil countertops, click here.