Too many seniors find it challenging to access healthy food or cook nutritious meals. In fact, about 10 million older adults in America face hunger every day. Not only that, but the risk of malnutrition is increased due to various factors that come up as we age, such as decreased appetite, limited mobility and dietary restrictions. That's where Meals on Wheels comes in. This remarkable network delivers a staggering 251 million meals each year to 2.2 million seniors and counting.
But what does Meals on Wheels actually deliver? It starts with the meal and enables us to deliver on so much more that our aging neighbors need.
Nutritious meals create an opportunity to build a relationship and strengthen bonds with each individual. That opens the door for local programs to identify and deliver valuable services that promote independence and well-being. Regular meal delivery from Meals on Wheels, whether in the comfort of the home or at a community dining site, provides tailored nutrition, social connection, safety and more.