Cause of the Month: Meals on Wheels America

As people age, they may experience a decline in mobility or health, making it more difficult for them to do some things themselves. Some are fortunate to have friends/family nearby to help them out, but many are on their own.

This month I’m spotlighting Meals on Wheels as my cause of the month pick. Meals on Wheels (MOW) is a national organization that supports 5,000+ senior nutrition programs across the country, helping to address hunger and isolation.

Despite being a national organization, MOW primarily operates on a local level and relies on the support of its 2+ million volunteers to stop by for a friendly visit to deliver nutritious meals to seniors in nearly every U.S. community.

So how can you get involved? On a national-level, you can make a monetary donation, to go toward the funding of meals. And if you want to make the rounds and deliver some meals yourself, you can find your local MOW program to find out specifics, such as delivery dates/times.

I’ve been wanting to volunteer for a MOW delivery shift and am hoping to do so soon! My company has a group of people that go a couple times each month, and it seems like a great way to give back in the local community.

You can keep up with the latest from Meals on Wheels America by connecting with them on Facebook and/or Twitter.

Have you volunteered for Meals on Wheels? How are you giving back this month?

  • Steph

    I LOVE Meals on Wheels! I volunteered last summer and it was such a rewarding experience. I plan to do a few more rounds of volunteering this summer while I’m off work. Thanks for sharing!

    • So great to hear! I’m hoping I can squeeze a couple shifts in soon!

  • Beth Kovinsky Blacker

    I delivered meals for MOW for awhile and can tell you it is such a simple but important way to help in the community. Unfortunately, my work schedule changed and I was no longer able to commit during the week but still try to support them any way I can. Thanks for sharing via #TBB #FridayShareFest