The WTOP Charity of the Month is
Meals on Wheels America
Meals on Wheels has been providing a vital lifeline to millions of homebound seniors across America for decades.
That knock at the door from a Meals on Wheels volunteer means all the difference to a homebound senior who might not see another person all day or all week long. Bringing healthy food and a smile can means nourishment for the body and soul – and it sometimes will even saves lives.
The pandemic made the need for services even more desperate. In fact, it forced a doubling of the need for our services and 74% of local programs are still serving more meals than pre-pandemic. Our homebound seniors urgently need your help.
Meals on Wheels America is the leadership organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country. Its vast network serves virtually every community in America, helped by nearly two million staff and volunteers, to deliver the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks America’s seniors need to live nourished lives with independence and dignity in their own homes. Through funding, leadership, education, research and advocacy support, they empower local member programs to strengthen their communities, one senior at a time.
Learn more at mealsonwheelsamerica.org.