March 4, 2018
SoDel Cares, the philanthropic arm of the hospitality group SoDel Concepts, recently donated $5,000 to Meals on Wheels Lewes-Rehoboth.
Matt Patton, a director of operations for SoDel Concepts praised the ongoing efforts of the MOW Lewes/Rehoboth Board and its President John Wolfe. “John has dedicated so much time to Meals on Wheels Lewes-Rehoboth, and the organization is full of professionals and volunteers who give hours to help homebound seniors in our area,” said Patton, who overseas Fish On in Lewes, where meals for the organization are prepared. “The need is profound in coastal Sussex. We are happy to support his efforts.”
Organized in 1970, Meals on Wheels of Lewes-Rehoboth in its first year delivered 16,609 meals. By the end of the 1970s, more than 20,000 meals per year were being distributed. Today, there are more than 200 clients. Drivers and partners deliver two meals to each on 13 routes in Sussex County.
“Given the aging population and the influx of retirees into the area, the demand for services is growing,” said Scott Kammerer, president of SoDel Concepts and the founder of SoDel Cares. “Our mission at SoDel Cares is to help those in our community-including youths and seniors-and so many homebound seniors need the nutritious meals that Meals on Wheels Lewes-Rehoboth provides.”
SoDel Cares was formed to salute SoDel Concepts’ founder, Matt Haley, a local, national and international philanthropist. For information about SoDel Concepts and SoDel Cares, visit sodelconcepts.com. For information on Meals on Wheels Lewes-Rehoboth visit mealsonwheels-lr.com.
Based in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, SoDel Concepts has 10 coastal restaurants. SoDel also has Plate Catering. Other divisions include Haley/Kammerer, a hospitality consulting firm, and Highwater Management, a hospitality management company, as well as SoDel Films, Matt’s Homemade Soda Co., a line of artisanal sodas, and SoDel Salts, a line of gourmet seasonings.