Meals on Wheels Names New Director of Development

By: Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana Last Updated: March 2, 2018

Meals-on-Wheels-Names-New-Director-of-DevelopmentRachel Hurst has been named Director of Development for Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana (MOW).

Hurst relocated from Louisville, Kentucky to her hometown of Valparaiso to work with Meals on Wheels. She has been serving in nonprofit fundraising and leadership for 20 years and has raised more than $24 million from foundation, corporate, government, and individual donors.

Previously Hurst served as the founder and Executive Director of the Louisville Affordable Housing Trust Fund. She was the Associate Director of Development for National Safe Place Network. Her experience includes campaigns and agencies focused on homelessness, civil rights, and veterans. She has led over 400 trainings on fundraising across the US, and served as an evaluator of grant proposals for national and local funders. Hurst holds a Master’s degree in nonprofit administration from Murray State University, and a Bachelor’s degree in English and education from Ball State University.

Founded in 1977, Meals on Wheels of Northwest Indiana delivers nutritious meals to those in need, with the support of community volunteers. MOW is a leading community partner addressing hunger, isolation, and challenges related to aging throughout northwest Indiana.

Meals on Wheels delivers delicious, healthy meals tailored by a Registered Dietitian for each individual’s needs - at a price that is affordable.

Meals on Wheels offers 22 specialized diet meal variations and gives clients choice and dignity by offering a variety of flavors and menu choices every day. Whether someone is returning from the hospital, dealing with a special health issue, needing help shopping for or cooking food regularly, or just needs fresh, healthy food, Meals on Wheels delivers.

Meals on Wheels goes beyond just the meal. Volunteers are screened and trained to deliver a personal connection and wellness check with every single meal.