Support Meals on Wheels Delaware and its mission of supporting homebound seniors in Delaware.
In 2022, 824,309 hot and nutritious meals were delivered to over 6,200 seniors statewide. The number of homebound seniors using Meals on Wheels services has increased by more than 5% in the past year.
We are a non-profit organization focused on ensuring that every senior in Delaware who requests help with a home-delivered meal is able to receive the nutritional support they need when they need it.
Meals on Wheels recipients are women and men, aged 60 and over, who often live alone. Many are struggling to balance their needs on a fixed income, and are unable to shop or safely prepare a hot meal for themselves.
Overwhelmingly, seniors who receive meals at home say a daily meal makes them eat healthier, feel more safe and secure, and remain comfortable to live at home. The nutritious meal, friendly volunteer visits, and safety checks help seniors cope with three of the biggest threats of aging: hunger, isolation, and loss of independence.