Matos, Diossa to join Meals on Wheels in special deliveries to nursing homes

Rhode Island Gov. Dan McKee and Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos deliver meals with Meals on Wheels RI. (Meals on Wheels RI)

CUMBERLAND, R.I. (WLNE) — Lt. Gov. Sabina Matos and General Treasurer James Diossa will join Meals on Wheels of Rhode Island in special deliveries of the home-delivered meal program to nursing homes on Wednesday.

Diossa and members of Meals on Wheels RI will visit Alice Rebello, who recently celebrated her 90th birthday, at 11:30 a.m. at the Cumberland Manor.

A spokesperson for the nonprofit organization said Rebello has been a client since February 2018 after she developed memory loss.

She has spent a lot of her life in Rhode Island, moving from Portugal when she was 9-years-old.

Rebello has a big family including seven children, 16 grandchildren, and 12 great-grandchildren.

The next visit will be with Matos at the Coats Manor in Pawtucket at 1 p.m.

The visit will be with longtime Rhode Island resident Donna Duval, who has been a client for 12 years.

The spokesperson said Duval joined Meals on Wheels when she lost her eyesight and credits the organization for keeping her healthy.

Both Rebello and Duval’s visits are in honor of the organization’s annual March for Meals campaign.

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