Meals On Wheels America - Seniors in Need and the Growing Demand

Meals on Wheels America is the leadership organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger. This network serves virtually every community in America!

Along with more than two million staff and volunteers, they provide nutritious meals, friendly visits, and safety checks that enable America’s seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity.

According to this WGN article, there has been a huge demand for delivered meals for seniors due to COVID-- so much so that there is starting to be a waitlist. In DuPage County alone, there are almost 300 seniors on this list that are no longer receiving essential and nutritious meals! 

There is a real need for increased financial support to purchase the extra food that these seniors have come to rely on. For most, this is their lifeline, not only for nutrition, but also but the social aspect of what Meals on Wheels provides. A lot of these seniors are confined to their homes for one reason or another and getting to the grocery store then preparing their meals is simply not an option.