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Meals on Wheels receives $1 million grant to help feed people with HIV

The grant from the Indiana State Department of Health will help the more than 2,500 Hoosiers living with HIV get the proper nutrition they need.

Posted: Jun 4, 2018 6:31 PM

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) -- Meals on Wheels of Central Indiana is getting a $1 million grant to help feed people living with HIV.

The grant from the Indiana State Department of Health will help the more than 2,500 Hoosiers living with HIV get the proper nutrition they need. It's part of the Ryan White Supplemental Award.

The executive director at the Center at Jenks Rest, Bill Glick, said this is more than just a meal for the recipients, it improves the quality of life.

"People who can maintain their nutrition once they've been diagnosed with a chronic illness do much better and have much better rates of recovery," said Glick.

Meals on Wheels of Greater Lafayette also was recently given two new vehicles.

The added vehicles will allow Meals on Wheels to double the number of people they serve in Greater Lafayette from 150 to 300.

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