Business, Life in Delaware County

SourcePoint Receives New Delivery Van Donation For Meals On Wheels

1 Apr , 2019  

SourcePoint recently received a gift from Greif, a leading global industrial packaging manufacturer based in Delaware, for the purchase of a new delivery van for SourcePoint’s Meals on Wheels program. Each year, SourcePoint delivers more than a quarter-million meals to local seniors. The new van replaces a 2005 vehicle with more than 107,000 miles and several mechanical issues.

“We appreciate the generous support of Greif,” said Bob Horrocks, executive director of SourcePoint. “We’re thankful to companies like Greif that have the goodwill and initiative to support such a vital program. This van will allow us to more efficiently provide home-delivered meals and daily safety checks to our community’s seniors.

Established in 1877, Greif is a world leader in industrial packaging products and services. The company has more than 17,000 employees worldwide, including about 300 at the Delaware global and North American headquarters. The company produces steel, plastic, paper, and flexible packaging and provides a variety of services for a range of industries. In accordance with the company’s philosophy document, The Greif Way, the Greif culture supports the common good by using financial and human resources to support charitable organizations that focus on education, health, and social services.

“Greif has a commitment to build a better tomorrow by giving back to our communities today,” said Matt Eichmann, Greif’s vice president of investor relations and corporate communications. “We are delighted to support SourcePoint and their efforts to help nourish our growing population of seniors in our home county.”

In 2018, SourcePoint’s Meals on Wheels program grew by 15 percent, with similar growth projected this year. SourcePoint is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving all of Delaware County. Funding for Meals on Wheels comes from a variety of sources, including the local property tax levy, federal funding through the Older Americans Act, and private donations. To learn more, go to MySourcePoint.org/nutrition.

Source, Photo: SourcePoint

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