Meals on Wheels America

Meals on Wheels America Oldest & largest national organization supporting 5,000+ community programs nationwide that are dedicated to addressing senior hunger & isolation.

Meals on Wheels America is the oldest and largest national organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based senior nutrition programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior hunger and isolation. This network exists in virtually every community in America and, along with more than two million volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks

Meals on Wheels America is the oldest and largest national organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based senior nutrition programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior hunger and isolation. This network exists in virtually every community in America and, along with more than two million volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks

Operating as usual

06/21/2021
Patsy and Winston

Meet Winston! 🐶 He keeps his 84-year-old owner Patsy healthier and happier, just by being by her side. Find out how Meals on Wheels America is helping seniors and their pets stay together: mealsonwheelsamerica.org/connection

Millions of our elderly neighbors would be left alone all day — with no human interaction — without Meals on Wheels. Loc...
06/21/2021

Millions of our elderly neighbors would be left alone all day — with no human interaction — without Meals on Wheels. Local programs are committed to showing up for seniors living in isolation. http://bit.ly/MOWTheIssue

Millions of our elderly neighbors would be left alone all day — with no human interaction — without Meals on Wheels. Local programs are committed to showing up for seniors living in isolation. http://bit.ly/MOWTheIssue

58% of Meals on Wheels home-delivered meal recipients live alone, and for many of them, the person delivering the meal i...
06/18/2021

58% of Meals on Wheels home-delivered meal recipients live alone, and for many of them, the person delivering the meal is often the only person they will see that day. That’s why Meals on Wheels is so important in communities across the country.
http://bit.ly/MOWImpact

58% of Meals on Wheels home-delivered meal recipients live alone, and for many of them, the person delivering the meal is often the only person they will see that day. That’s why Meals on Wheels is so important in communities across the country.
http://bit.ly/MOWImpact

Everette Burkard celebrates his 30th anniversary as a Meals on Wheels volunteer driver and shares some of his favorite m...
06/17/2021
Meals on Wheels volunteer clocks 30 years, 47K miles

Everette Burkard celebrates his 30th anniversary as a Meals on Wheels volunteer driver and shares some of his favorite memories.

“The years and the miles have added up fast,” said Everette Burkard, as he celebrates his 30th anniversary as a Meals on Wheels volunteer driver.

“Seniors’ access to food is really a multidimensional challenge beyond financial constraints. If they’re physically impa...
06/16/2021
Hungry Seniors Need More Than Just Access to Food | Civil Eats

“Seniors’ access to food is really a multidimensional challenge beyond financial constraints. If they’re physically impaired, that makes it a challenge to acquire, prepare, and consume food.” - Uche Akobundu, Meals on Wheels America

As older Americans grapple with health and cognitive declines, restricted mobility, and reduced incomes, solutions remain elusive for addressing the disproportionate rates of food insecurity they face.

06/15/2021

Watch Instagram-famous pup Baloo as he joins Meals on Wheels San Antonio to deliver pet food that is so important to keep our seniors and their pets together. Visit mealsonwheelsamerica.org/connection to learn more.

The difference between living alone and living with a pet is truly life-changing. These heartwarming stories (featuring ...
06/15/2021
8 Heartwarming Pet Stories That Prove They Are Life’s Greatest Companions

The difference between living alone and living with a pet is truly life-changing. These heartwarming stories (featuring Meals on Wheels clients) prove the connection between a pet and their human will always be the purest form of love.

Meals on Wheels America is here to lend a helping hand to homebound seniors and their spirit-lifting pets.

COVID has isolated older family members and increased opportunities for financial and legal scams. Here are a few ways t...
06/14/2021
Warning: Isolation Of Your Aging Parent May Be A Red Flag

COVID has isolated older family members and increased opportunities for financial and legal scams. Here are a few ways to check in on your older loved ones.

Isolation of aging parents could give cover to those with access to commit various kinds of manipulation and abuse. Here's what to watch for.

For 46 years, Meals on Wheels Tampa has been helping seniors keep their independence. This year, they’ve assisted more t...
06/12/2021
COVID-19 vaccines delivered by Meals on Wheels volunteers

For 46 years, Meals on Wheels Tampa has been helping seniors keep their independence. This year, they’ve assisted more than 100 homebound seniors in receiving their COVID-19 vaccines.

When you think of Meals on Wheels you think of delivering hot meals to people who are homebound. Now volunteers are helping people get vaccinated and they're what's right with Tampa Bay.

Meals on Wheels addresses more than just nutritional needs in older adults. It also helps combat social isolation and re...
06/11/2021
At Last, Aid for Senior Nutrition That Offers More Than Crumbs

Meals on Wheels addresses more than just nutritional needs in older adults. It also helps combat social isolation and reduce safety hazards and healthcare costs.

Long before the coronavirus hit, nutrition programs that served the nation’s older adults struggled to keep up with a growing demand. Often, they could not.In Charlotte, N.C., and nine surrounding …

Everette Burkard celebrates his 30th anniversary as a Meals on Wheels volunteer driver and shares some of his favorite m...
06/10/2021
Meals on Wheels volunteer clocks 30 years, 47K miles

Everette Burkard celebrates his 30th anniversary as a Meals on Wheels volunteer driver and shares some of his favorite memories.

“The years and the miles have added up fast,” said Everette Burkard, as he celebrates his 30th anniversary as a Meals on Wheels volunteer driver.

06/07/2021
Patsy and Winston

It’s Pet Appreciation Week! Meet Winston, who keeps his 84-year-old owner Patsy healthier and happier, just by being by her side. Find out how Meals on Wheels America is helping seniors and their pets stay together: mealsonwheelsamerica.org/connection

“My kids have always known me as very independent, they don’t know me the way I am now, that I really need help. To me, ...
06/04/2021

“My kids have always known me as very independent, they don’t know me the way I am now, that I really need help. To me, that’s something new because I’ve always helped others but that Meals on Wheels, oh my gosh, it’s beautiful. How can such nice people exist?”- Marika, Meals on Wheels client

“My kids have always known me as very independent, they don’t know me the way I am now, that I really need help. To me, that’s something new because I’ve always helped others but that Meals on Wheels, oh my gosh, it’s beautiful. How can such nice people exist?”- Marika, Meals on Wheels client

58% of Meals on Wheels home-delivered meal recipients live alone, and for many of them, the person delivering the meal i...
06/03/2021

58% of Meals on Wheels home-delivered meal recipients live alone, and for many of them, the person delivering the meal is often the only person they will see that day. That’s why Meals on Wheels is so important in communities across the country.
http://bit.ly/MOWImpact

58% of Meals on Wheels home-delivered meal recipients live alone, and for many of them, the person delivering the meal is often the only person they will see that day. That’s why Meals on Wheels is so important in communities across the country.
http://bit.ly/MOWImpact

Around two-thirds of seniors say that life as an older person is better than they thought it would be. Yet addressing ev...
06/02/2021
Older adults feel good about aging in spite of ageism

Around two-thirds of seniors say that life as an older person is better than they thought it would be. Yet addressing everyday ageism is a barrier to better well-being for many older adults.

A poll finds older people are pleasantly surprised at the benefits of old age, though frequent encounters with ageism can be harmful.

Falls are the main cause of serious injuries and accidental deaths in older adults. #MealsOnWheels is committed to ensur...
06/01/2021

Falls are the main cause of serious injuries and accidental deaths in older adults. #MealsOnWheels is committed to ensuring that all seniors have the opportunity to live nourished lives with dignity and independence in their own homes.

Falls are the main cause of serious injuries and accidental deaths in older adults. #MealsOnWheels is committed to ensuring that all seniors have the opportunity to live nourished lives with dignity and independence in their own homes.

“The meals are excellent. It’s food that helps me feel better. I feel healthy.” – Carl Wachter, Meals on Wheels client
05/30/2021
Carl Wachter Delivered. Now It's Our Turn.

“The meals are excellent. It’s food that helps me feel better. I feel healthy.” – Carl Wachter, Meals on Wheels client

He stood by his parents when they needed him most. Now, it's our turn to step up and offer Carl -- and ten million seniors like him -- the support and respect they've undoubtedly earned.

Millions of our elderly neighbors would be left alone all day — with no human interaction — without Meals on Wheels. Loc...
05/29/2021

Millions of our elderly neighbors would be left alone all day — with no human interaction — without Meals on Wheels. Local programs are committed to showing up for seniors living in isolation. http://bit.ly/MOWTheIssue

Millions of our elderly neighbors would be left alone all day — with no human interaction — without Meals on Wheels. Local programs are committed to showing up for seniors living in isolation. http://bit.ly/MOWTheIssue

“Seniors’ access to food is really a multidimensional challenge beyond financial constraints. If they’re physically impa...
05/28/2021
Hungry Seniors Need More Than Just Access to Food | Civil Eats

“Seniors’ access to food is really a multidimensional challenge beyond financial constraints. If they’re physically impaired, that makes it a challenge to acquire, prepare, and consume food.” - Uche Akobundu, Meals on Wheels America

As older Americans grapple with health and cognitive declines, restricted mobility, and reduced incomes, solutions remain elusive for addressing the disproportionate rates of food insecurity they face.

Loneliness affected seniors well before the age of COVID-19, but friendly caller programs have helped create meaningful ...
05/27/2021
Utah Program Reaching Out To Homebound, Isolated Seniors

Loneliness affected seniors well before the age of COVID-19, but friendly caller programs have helped create meaningful relationships for those who are homebound.

One organization is helping to create meaningful relationships for seniors who are homebound or suffer from any form of isolation.

58% of Meals on Wheels home-delivered meal recipients live alone, and for many of them, the person delivering the meal i...
05/26/2021

58% of Meals on Wheels home-delivered meal recipients live alone, and for many of them, the person delivering the meal is often the only person they will see that day. That’s why Meals on Wheels is so important in communities across the country.
http://bit.ly/MOWImpact

58% of Meals on Wheels home-delivered meal recipients live alone, and for many of them, the person delivering the meal is often the only person they will see that day. That’s why Meals on Wheels is so important in communities across the country.
http://bit.ly/MOWImpact

America is starting to climb its way out of the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, but we know food insecur...
05/25/2021
US hunger crisis persists, especially for kids, older adults

America is starting to climb its way out of the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, but we know food insecurity persists, especially for children and older adults. One thing is for sure: Meals on Wheels won’t slow down now!

PHOENIX (AP) — America is starting to claw its way out of the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, but food insecurity persists, especially for children and older adults...

COVID-19 showed us that the current support systems for seniors are not enough. We must expand Meals on Wheels services ...
05/24/2021
Commentary: In a post-COVID world, what’s to become of our seniors?

COVID-19 showed us that the current support systems for seniors are not enough. We must expand Meals on Wheels services and provide them with life-saving social connections.

Many seniors kept at home during the pandemic may fear treading out as pandemic restrictions lift, underscoring the growing need to provide social connections and support.

Even in the darkest, most isolated days of the coronavirus pandemic, Brevard seniors looking for food assistance weren't...
05/23/2021
A year into the pandemic, many local seniors still counting on help for food deliveries

Even in the darkest, most isolated days of the coronavirus pandemic, Brevard seniors looking for food assistance weren't forgotten. Meals on Wheels never stopped delivering meals and groceries to seniors in need.

More than a year after a global pandemic was announced on March 11, 2020, many local seniors still are asking for help with food needs.

“A lot of these people don’t see anybody all week. They look forward to not just the meal, but the driver. Our drivers a...
05/22/2021
Organization creates, delivers meals for the Elkton community

“A lot of these people don’t see anybody all week. They look forward to not just the meal, but the driver. Our drivers are really kind, they spend time, some of our drivers take birthday cards and flowers,” - Gayle Harper, Meals on Wheels volunteer

Elkton Area Community Services is making home cooked meals for those in the community.

Looking for a #COVID19 vaccine for you or a loved one? Keep this important information bookmarked to help you find one. ...
05/21/2021

Looking for a #COVID19 vaccine for you or a loved one? Keep this important information bookmarked to help you find one. #WeCanDoThis

🔍 Search http://vaccines.gov
💬 Text your ZIP code to 438829
📞 Call 1-800-232-0233

Looking for a #COVID19 vaccine for you or a loved one? Keep this important information bookmarked to help you find one. #WeCanDoThis

🔍 Search http://vaccines.gov
💬 Text your ZIP code to 438829
📞 Call 1-800-232-0233

Homebound seniors have long struggled with isolation, and these feelings only worsened during COVID-19. Living without p...
05/21/2021
A PANDEMIC STRIKES: Isolation poses tough challenge for older people

Homebound seniors have long struggled with isolation, and these feelings only worsened during COVID-19. Living without personal connections can lead to an early death. That is why the human connections provided by Meals on Wheels are so essential.

Edward "Ed" Coleman spent a lifetime taking on challenges as he climbed through government jobs from the local to federal level, but he didn't have a plan for how isolation would affect his mental health during the coronavirus pandemic.

One year after the country’s first reported case of coronavirus, we've learned how tough it is to self-isolate. But, for...
05/20/2021
My Idaho: More than just Meals on Wheels

One year after the country’s first reported case of coronavirus, we've learned how tough it is to self-isolate. But, for many homebound seniors, living alone is nothing new.

Bryan Andersen volunteered with Metro Meals on Wheels because he wanted to make a positive impact in our community.

Meals on Wheels programs have stepped up to facilitate the vaccination process for homebound seniors who face significan...
05/19/2021
Meals on Wheels helps get vaccine out to eligible community members

Meals on Wheels programs have stepped up to facilitate the vaccination process for homebound seniors who face significant barriers to receiving them.

Meals on Wheels of Greater Spokane County has partnered with Safeway to offer vaccines to their volunteers and clients who are currently eligible to get vaccinated in Washington.

After facing his own challenges and loneliness as a result of remote learning, 16-year-old Rowan Carpenter was inspired ...
05/18/2021
"Make A Senior Smile" program for SAGE initiated by 16-year-old

After facing his own challenges and loneliness as a result of remote learning, 16-year-old Rowan Carpenter was inspired to help seniors feel more connected.

One of your neighbors posted in Neighbor News. Click through to read what they have to say. (The views expressed in this post are the author’s own.)

America is starting to climb its way out of the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, but we know food insecur...
05/17/2021
US hunger crisis persists, especially for kids, older adults

America is starting to climb its way out of the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, but we know food insecurity persists, especially for children and older adults. One thing is for sure: Meals on Wheels won’t slow down now!

PHOENIX (AP) — America is starting to claw its way out of the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, but food insecurity persists, especially for children and older adults...

Even in the darkest, most isolated days of the coronavirus pandemic, Brevard seniors looking for food assistance weren't...
05/16/2021
A year into the pandemic, many local seniors still counting on help for food deliveries

Even in the darkest, most isolated days of the coronavirus pandemic, Brevard seniors looking for food assistance weren't forgotten. Meals on Wheels never stopped delivering meals and groceries to seniors in need.

More than a year after a global pandemic was announced on March 11, 2020, many local seniors still are asking for help with food needs.

Local Meals on Wheels programs like this one in Suffolk, NY are going above and beyond to make sure their homebound clie...
05/15/2021
Delivering COVID-19 vaccine to the door: How 23 Suffolk seniors got their shots

Local Meals on Wheels programs like this one in Suffolk, NY are going above and beyond to make sure their homebound clients have the opportunity to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Volunteers with Meals on Wheels deliver dinners every day, but recently in Suffolk they added another option to the menu: COVID-19 vaccines.

“A lot of these people don’t see anybody all week. They look forward to not just the meal, but the driver. Our drivers a...
05/14/2021
Organization creates, delivers meals for the Elkton community

“A lot of these people don’t see anybody all week. They look forward to not just the meal, but the driver. Our drivers are really kind, they spend time, some of our drivers take birthday cards and flowers,” - Gayle Harper, Meals on Wheels volunteer

Elkton Area Community Services is making home cooked meals for those in the community.

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I contributed because it has become difficult for my wife and her family to shop for her 90 year old Mother. My Wife signed her up for Meals On Wheels and it has been a Godsend!
How do you sign up for meals on wheels in your local area? And what do you have to do to qualify?
Does Meals on Wheels belong to Amazon Smile fundraising?
Meals on Wheels. I'm in. Please give if you can!
Meals on Wheels was something I did in college and was the first thing I thought of when Grammy needed something. Due to the contact with MoW Grammy’s life was saved. She didn’t answer and MoW person knew this was off. She lived many more years after that 💖
Write your congressperson to continue to fund meals on wheels. For some people it is the only contact they may have all week or months. If the can't afford in home help, it might be only meal an elderly person may have. Do not let Congress get away with cutting back this program among others that are needed during a pandemic.