Linda Dempsey and Lois Elbel
(photo by Lee’s Summit Journal)

Meals On Wheels of Lee’s Summit, MO was founded in 1974 as a  not-for-profit corporation.  The program has served over 420,000 meals to the elderly and handicapped of Lee’s Summit.  A lady in the community, Lois Elbel, saw the positive impact of a Meals On Wheels program in South Bend, Indiana that delivered meals to her mother.  Lois recognized the need for a similar program in the Lee’s Summit area and along with some friends founded Meals On Wheels of Lee’s Summit, Inc.  The program started with fifteen clients.  Today, between 65 and 75 meals are served Monday through Friday including holidays with the exception of Thanksgiving and Christmas.

NOTE:  Linda and Lois are still volunteering after serving the organization for 40 years.