We at Meals on Wheels of Wake County have a plan to end senior hunger in our community through serving the elderly, people with disabilities, and homebound.
We serve 1,300 noontime meals every weekday to the homebound, elderly, and those with disabilities of Wake County. Communal dining for seniors in the congregate dining room, frozen meal service for dialysis patients, hot meals for homebound individuals and those in isolation are included in our outreach. Our meal is delivered by over 2,200 volunteers Monday through Friday weekly. To start volunteering, click here.
Meals on Wheels of Wake County began on February 12, 1974, with ten volunteers at Hillyer Christian Church meeting for meal delivery in downtown Raleigh. Over 6 million meals have been served in Wake County alone since then. Meals on Wheels of Wake County is allied with the Meals on Wheels Association of America consisting of over 5,000 Senior Nutrition Programs and dedicated 800,000 volunteers to ending senior hunger in the U.S.
Why We Serve
Meals on Wheels allows our recipients in Wake County to maintain their independence and dignity so as they can remain in their homes. We provide visit and checkup for our homebound recipient along with our daily meal delivery. It brings comfort to family members to know that someone is stopping by daily to check on them. In Wake County, many lives have been touched over the years, by reaching out to people having disabilities and our seniors to keep them connected to our community.
How We Can Help You
Meals on Wheels of Wake County services welcomes homebound, disabled senior adults of about the age of 60 and above living in the county. So also, people below the age of 60 may be qualified to participate in a receiving frozen meal or home-delivered program.
Our Mission Statement:
Delivering nutritious meals to frail, persons with disabilities and homebound senior adults of Wake County to improve health, prevent inappropriate institutionalization, reduce isolation and serving nutritious meals as well as to provide educational and social opportunities to persons of 60 years old and over in congregate dining rooms to improve independent living.
To prevent inappropriate institutionalization, reduce isolation, improve health and serving nutritious meals and provide social and educational opportunities people age 60 years and above, we deliver nutritious meals to homebound senior adults, frail, and people with disabilities of Wake County. We do this in congregate dining rooms to promote independent living.