Providing meals to homebound seniors.
AREA - D.C., Maryland, and Virginia
AGE RANGE - 17 and above, as driving is required
What is Meals on Wheels?
Meals on Wheels started its U.S. service in 1954 in Philadelphia, and has expanded nationwide. It provides meals to homebound seniors across the country.
When Meals on Wheels knocks on the door, vulnerable seniors open it with a smile. Being invited into the homes of millions of the nation’s most high-risk seniors and disabled individuals is an honor and privilege. It’s also the first and one of the most effective lines of defense in avoiding additional healthcare costs.
Every visit comes with a nutritious meal created to address the specific health conditions of the senior, a safety check around the house and an assessment of any changes that might impact future medical needs. This can mean the difference between independent living at home and an unwelcome transfer to a costly long-term care facility.
How do I volunteer?
You can volunteer to delivery meals to DC area seniors, starting by signing up here. Once you complete that form, you will be matched with a local group and can begin onboarding as a local volunteer.
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