Meals on Wheels Becomes Avery Dennison Beneficiary

Meals-on-Wheels-Becomes-Avery-Dennison-BeneficiaryOn Tuesday, September 30, a team of 15 volunteers from Avery Dennison came to Meals on Wheels of NW Indiana to wash, wax, vacuum and deep clean all of the Meals on Wheels delivery vehicles. The group consisting of Plant Manager, Kathleen Flagg, Administrative Assistant, Rachel Baggett, and operations/line employees. Equipped with buckets, sponges, cleaning supplies of all types and sizes, rags and towels the team of 15 completed the task in less than 2 hours.

Meals on Wheels was fortunate to have a group of high energy individuals come to Merrillville to complete our goal of keeping our delivery vehicles sparkling clean. Avery Dennison is known for their labeling products but the facility in Lowell manufactures vinyl that is used in the vehicle industry. Any graphics you may see applied to cars, boats, signs, etc. may actually be manufactured at the facility in Lowell.

Each day, volunteers assist in the delivery of more than 1,500 meals throughout Lake County. According to Joan Vith, Volunteer Manager, “When Avery Dennison contacted us we thought about how important our vehicles are. This is a great way to involve volunteers in other projects than the normal day-to-day operations of delivering meals or assisting us in the office.”

Amanda Maynard, Director of Development, also announced a monetary donation from the Avery Dennison Foundation is expected soon.

Founded in 1977, Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana is non-profit serving Lake County, Indiana. Meals on Wheels delivers meals to those in need five days a week using community volunteers. Funding for meals is provided by individuals receiving meals, private foundations, grants and donations. More information about Meals on Wheels can be found at