New Bedford City Councillor Shane Burgo, (l-r), Coastline CEO Justin Lees, Councillor Brad Markey, and City Council President Ian Abreu help assemble and package meals for delivery.


Dartmouth Town Administrator Shawn MacInnes and COA Director Amy DiPietro deliver Meals on Wheels lunch to Mary C. Macedo.

New Bedford City Councillor Ryan Pereira helps seal meals for delivery in the Boa Vista kitchen.


In a presentation at the Buttonwood Senior Center recognizing Coastline’s Nutrition Program are: (l-r) City Council President Ian Abreu, Councillor Shane Burgo, Coastline CEO Justin Lees, and Councillor Brad Markey.

















Coastline celebrated its Meals for Wheels program with special events in New Bedford, Dartmouth, and Acushnet during the week of March 21. The organization delivers meals through seven local communities, distributing more than 1,000 meals per day.  

Each March is the anniversary of senior nutrition being added to the Older American’s Act, paving the way for federal funding for providing meals to older adults. This March was particularly special, marking 50 years of senior nutrition support.  

Several seniors opened their door during the week to find a local official, like City Councillor Shane Burgo and Dartmouth Town Administrator Shawn MacInnes at their doorstep holding their weekday meal.  

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