Meals on Wheels and More (MOWAM), an Austin, Texas-based meal-delivery nonprofit organization, officially unveiled a compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered cargo van and CNG fueling station on Tuesday.
A recent MOWAM blog post says the new vehicle and on-site station were made possible thanks to a grant from ONE Gas Foundation, the charitable arm of Texas Gas Service's parent company. According to a TWC News – Austin report covering Tuesday's event, the grant totaled $76,000.
In its blog, MOWAM said the project furthers the nonprofit's commitment to the environment, and the organization expects to save about $40,000 over the CNG van's life span – “the equivalent of 15,600 meals for MOWAM's clients.”
“We are glad to be able to make a positive impact on the community through grants for nonprofits like Meals on Wheels,” said Jim Jarrett, Texas Gas Service's vice president of operations, in the MOWAM blog. “Financial gifts along with education about the benefits of using compressed natural gas as a fuel source is a win for our company and the community we serve.”
Photo courtesy of Meals on Wheels and More