Mission: To support senior independence through meals, shelter, education and community.
Target demographics: low-income seniors age 60+
Direct beneficiaries per year: 1,400 seniors in Metro Atlanta
Geographic areas served: Metro Atlanta
Programs: Meals Services provides more than 335,000 nutritious and delicious breakfast and lunch/dinner meals to low-income seniors in Atlanta annually. We offer eight different meal types to meet specialized health requirements. Our emergency pantry provides shelf-stable food to seniors in desperate need of assistance. Meals are delivered by staff and volunteers Tuesday-Saturday each week.
Through our Home Repair Services program, Meals On Wheels Atlanta works to ensure our senior clients’ homes are safe, warm and dry. Our skilled technicians complete repair and maintenance tasks on both the interior and exterior of homes, with the goal of allowing senior homeowners to maintain their independence and continue living at home as they age. Meals On Wheels Atlanta partners with The Home Depot, Invest Atlanta and Fulton County to implement the program.
Senior Citizen Services stretches every penny in order to serve its clients. The organization's mission comes first, and that belief resonates from the unpaid board to the underpaid Director and staff. There is a passion within the staff, as well as the volunteers, that makes you think they will some how feed the multitudes and provide day care t0 the plenty. However, they need our assistance and its easy to give because they do not waste the money given to them. These are good people who work hard, providing excellent services for the needy seniors in our community.