Meals on Wheels – Boulder
Meals on Wheels is breaking ground on their new facility this year with plans to move in by the end of 2019. The new building will be part of the new McKenzie Junction development in northeast Boulder. The total cost for the project is estimated to be $6.5 million. With the land valued at $1.7 million generously donated by the project developer, the estimated construction costs are at $4.7 million.
Why is this new facility important?
The new facility is an investment in Boulder’s future. By 2030, 25% of Boulder’s population will be older than 60. It is important as a community to continue to meet the growing needs of the “invisible populations.” The goal of Meals on Wheels is to provide more services more efficiently, with greater excellence and creativity than ever before.
When building a future for Boulder – there are still people with shortages of finances, or an inability to shop or prepare food. By supporting Meals on Wheels, you are helping ensure that many proud, and loved members of our community receive at least one nutritious meal every day. It is expanding our community’s understanding of health, wellness, caring and much more.
This year The Colorado Group, Inc, has chosen to donate $10,000 to Meals on Wheels and support the work they do in providing our community members in need with a nutritious meal each day. With this donation, as part of the fundraising effort, The City of Boulder has graciously offered to match each Capital Campaign donation dollar for dollar up to $1.6 million.
“Meals on Wheels provides an incredible service to our community and The Colorado Group is honored to support their new building campaign. We have contributed financially to the real estate needs of fifteen Boulder County non-profits over twelve years and we look forward to Meals on Wheels’ grand opening near our office in 2020!” ~B. Scot Smith – Principal, Broker with The Colorado Group, Inc.
“Meals on Wheels is independent and community-based. We don’t receive State or Federal Government funding for our work. Our clients do pay for their meals, using a sliding fee scale that is based on their income. Over 50% of our clients’ annual income is less than $20,000. 36% of our clients cannot afford more than $1 for their daily home-delivered meal.” – Meals on Wheels, Boulder.