Meals on Wheels
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, along with more than two million volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable America’s seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. By providing funding, leadership, research, education and advocacy support, Meals on Wheels America empowers its local member programs to strengthen their communities, one senior at a time.
To empower local community programs to improve the health and quality of life of the seniors they serve so that no one is left hungry or isolated.
- Meals on Wheels’ clients report fewer falls, which cost our nation $31 billion each year.
- Meals on Wheels can provide a senior meals for 1 year for roughly the same cost as 1 day in a hospital.
- 1 in 6 seniors struggles with hunger.