19 million meals and counting

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On July 30, Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island delivered its 19-millionth meal to 88-year-old Joseph Brisson at his home in Cranston.

Brisson is a widower and Korean War veteran who lives with Alzheimer's disease. In addition to enjoying his Salmon Florentine, Brisson welcomed the company and took part in a lively discussion about his time in Korea.

Delivering the meal were Rose Amoros Jones, director of the state’s Office of Healthy Aging; Meghan Grady, executive director of Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island; Kevin Millonzi, board chairman for Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island; and Rebecca Keister, the organization’s development and public relations specialist.

Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. To learn more, visit rimeals.org or call 351-6700.

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