Lee's Summit Tribune

Downtown Lee's Summit
R-7 School News
Lake Lotawana, MO
Women in Business
Contact Us
Scouting News
VFW News
Lee's Summit City Updates
Council Minutes
Charter Review 2016-17
Police Blotter

Welcome to the new home of Lee's Summit Tribune. We are dedicated to providing you the most current and accurate news and events in Lee's Summit
Home » News » Community » Character Patrol: Roberta McArthur

Character Patrol: Roberta McArthur

Character Patrol: Roberta McArthur

December 8, 2012

By Jessica Root

Intern Reporter for the Tribune

There were many people in Lee’s Summit that went hungry because they could not get Meals on Wheels, did not have enough money to buy food or were not able to cook food for themselves any more.

Many of these individuals were elderly or physically impaired, and our community was too ready to look the other way at the situation. 

Many of these individuals did not have financial resources needed to obtain the meal, and getting the meals to these individuals, most who cannot drive or walk very far, was also an obstacle.

Someone needed to get enough people together to tackle the great need in the community. 

“It is a monumental task to plan, fund, and coordinate almost a hundred meals a day, each and every day,” Hans Koschmann, Martin Luther Lutheran Church Pastor, said.

Roberta McArthur started One Good Meal with her mother almost two decades ago after a friend returned home from the hospital and did not possess the means to eat.

Roberta has been coordinating, fundraising and leading One Good Meal for nearly 10 years.

One Good Meal drivers cover all of Lee’s Summit, from Lakewood down to Lake Winnebago and from Longview to Highway 7.

One Good Meal also receives community service volunteers from the court system, and One Good Meal boasts an extremely low recidivism rate.

One Good Meal is proud to help feed those that fall through the cracks, and Roberta leads this act of kindness with compassion and dedication.

This week’s Character Patrol is brought to you by Hans Koschmann, Martin Luther Lutheran Church Pastor

Be inspired to notice the random acts of kindness that are part of every day.

E-mail your stories to editor@lstribune.net or post them on the Tribune’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/LSTribune.

Who will be featured next? Will it be YOU? Let’s do it, Lee’s Summit!

Bookmark and Share


  1. Roberta McArthur says:
    December 10th, 2012 at 03:25
    Thank you so much. It is an honor to be considered a Lee's Summit Character. I have to point out that my volunteers are really the glue that gets the meals out to the homes that need us. I wish you could meet all my volunteers, they are wonderful. With all the work that they do my part is made much easier.
    Thanks again!
    Roberta McArthur
    Director - One Good Meal

Leave a reply

*Your name:
*Your email: (email won't be published)
Your website: (optional)

Other Recent Articles from the Community Category:


Page Views: 1,792
Early-stage Startup Adding Dozens Of New Jobs To Lee's Summit
Page Views: 991
New Charges Filed in Fatal Shooting of Police Officer. Charged is William Grant Noble of Clinton
Page Views: 970
Lee’s Summit School District Sweeps Regionals
Page Views: 967
Lee’s Summit R-7 to cancel school on Monday, Aug. 21, due to solar eclipse
Page Views: 761
Solar Eclipse Eye Safety
City of Lee's Summit
LS Economic Dev Council
LS Tourism
LS Chamber
LS Parks & Rec

Blue Springs Woman Sentenced for $825,000 Bank Fraud, Money Laundering
Blue Springs Woman Sentenced for $825,000 Bank Fraud, Money Laundering
Home  | 
Copyright © 2009 Lee's Summit Tribune
Developed by Gaxio