Block Island Ferry Funds Meals On Wheels Program for Massachusetts Seniors

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Block Island Ferry Funds Meals On Wheels Program for Massachusetts Seniors

More than 1,800 Meals for Homebound Seniors Delivered Across 750 Homes
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Tuesday, August 18, 2015 - 9:00am


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FALL RIVER, Mass., August 18, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Transportation vendor Block Island Ferry and national food network Meals on Wheels America have teamed up to provide meals for senior citizens in Fall River, Mass., thanks to Block Island Ferry’s unique partnership through CBS EcoMedia’s WellnessAd program. Block Island Ferry and CBS news station WBZ 4 employees gathered today to volunteer alongside Bristol Elders Services staff, preparing meals to be served to Fall River seniors participating in the Elder Nutrition Program.

As a member of Meals on Wheels America, Bristol Elder Services is dedicated to promoting independence for seniors, disabled individuals and their families. Designated as an Aging Services Access Point and an Area Agency on Aging, the Bristol Elder Services Nutrition Program supplies more than 385,000 home-delivered meals and serves more than 34,000 congregate meals to seniors each year across the greater Fall River, Taunton and Attleboro areas. Funding generated through CBS EcoMedia will generate 1,820 meals for 1,000 homebound seniors across 750 homes.

“We believe that Meals on Wheels provides an extraordinary service to the local community,” said Susan Linda, President at Block Island Ferry. “For so many seniors, Meals on Wheels is a lifeline service, and we’re proud to support them.”

“Bristol Elder Services is excited to receive volunteer and financial support from Block Island Ferry as they will bring added awareness to the importance of the Meals on Wheels program for the seniors and families in our local communities,” said Nancy Munson, Chief Executive Officer of Bristol Elder Services. “Support from local businesses such as Block Island Ferry assists in filling the gaps left by limited public funding. Bristol is grateful for their generosity and support.”

“Block Island Ferry’s support of the Bristol Elders Services’ Meals on Wheels program is making a significant impact in the community,” said Paul Polizzotto, President and Founder of CBS EcoMedia. “We are proud to partner with Meals on Wheels America and are grateful to Block Island Ferry for their enormous contribution.”


About Block Island Ferry/Interstate Navigation

The Block Island Ferry is a Rhode Island Institution that has been sailing island goers to and from the mainland since 1933. Interstate Navigation Company, Inc. operates the Block Island Ferry, and is the only year-round ferry service to the island. It is also the only vehicle ferry service to the island. The ferry has been a long-standing part of the Block Island experience, and visitors enjoy the trip there just as much as they enjoy the island itself. Based in Point Judith, RI, the Block Island Ferry offers a traditional ferry service (1 hour voyage), the fastest ferry trip from the mainland on the high-speed ferry service (30 minute cruise from Point Judith), as well as a seasonal high-speed ferry service from Newport, RI and Fall River, MA to Block Island during the summer months. Block Island Ferry offers convenient schedules and departure times, and with three departure locations, it’s always easy to turn an ordinary day into an extraordinary one by just climbing aboard. For more information on the Block Island Ferry, please visit


About Meals on Wheels America

Meals on Wheels America is the oldest and largest national organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger. This network exists in virtually every community in America and, along with more than two million staff and volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable America’s seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. By providing funding, leadership, education, research and advocacy support, Meals on Wheels America empowers its local member programs to strengthen their communities, one senior at a time. For more information, or to find a Meals on Wheels provider near you, visit


About CBS EcoMedia Inc.

EcoMedia was founded in 2002 by social entrepreneur Paul Polizzotto. The company’s mission is to harness the power of the advertising dollar to make tangible, quality of life improvements in communities nationwide. In 2010, after successfully partnering on a wide range of environmental projects, EcoMedia was acquired by CBS Corporation, exponentially scaling its reach across television, radio, interactive, and publishing media. 

Through EcoMedia’s patent-pending EducationAd, WellnessAd, EcoAd, and Viewers to Volunteers advertising programs, national brands and local businesses provide millions of dollars in financial support to some of the nation’s most effective nonprofit organizations, funding critical veterans, education, wellness, and environmental projects nationwide. 

EcoMedia’s innovative and proprietary business model has fundamentally altered the advertising and nonprofit landscapes, elevating the ordinary, traditional commercial – and media, in general – into a catalyst for tangible, quantifiable social change.

EcoMedia has earned numerous awards and recognitions for its work, including the U.S. Conference of Mayors Award for Excellence in Public Private Partnerships (2009), Edison Awards for Social Innovation and Social Impact (2012, 2013), and the Starlight Children’s Foundation’s “General H. Norman Schwarzkopf Leadership Award,” which honors individual and organizational leaders who are doing extraordinary work to advance the common good and strengthen their communities.  

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By participating in EcoMedia’s EcoAd, WellnessAd, EducationAd, and Viewers to Volunteers advertising programs, EcoMedia’s advertisers agree to provide funding for projects we believe will have a beneficial effect upon the environment, health and/or education within local communities. EcoMedia’s advertising programs are not certification programs nor are the EcoAd, WellnessAd or EducationAd logos seals of approval. EcoMedia does not in any way certify, endorse or make any representations about EcoMedia program advertisers, their products or services.


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Theresa Schieber


Keywords: Philanthropy | Block Island Ferry | Bristol Elder services | CBS Boston | CBS EcoMedia | Health | Massachusetts | Meals on Wheels | Rhode Island | Volunteerism & Community Engagement | WBZ


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