Mission: Our charitable mission, "to enable people to live independently at home through the provision of nutritious meals, personal contact and related services", helps the aging and disabled sustain their optimum health, maintain economic stability, and improve their overall quality of life. By helping clients remain living independently in their homes, meals on wheels supports their continued integration in the social fabric of the community, prevents premature institutionalization, and allows them to age in their communities safely and with dignity.
Programs: Nutrition servicesnutrition services include the delivery of a daily hot lunch meal and cold dinner meal which offer two-thirds of the daily allowance of nutrients for an adult over 60 and are low in fat, sodium, and concentrated sugars. Weekend and holiday meals are offered as are specialty meals including kosher, korean, and texture modified meals.
client servicesclient support services begin with an in-depth face to face assessment of client needs and offer a unique and individual complement of services that includes daily safety and wellness checks, health and nutrition education, companion visits, grocery assistance, home repair and modification, pet food delivery, and case management and care coordination services.
My husband and I have been volunteering for Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland for ~15 years. I was always a wonderful cause, but this past year has really stepped up to meet increased pandemic needs. MOW delivers nutritious meals that help keep seniors in their homes and out of nursing homes where so many have died. Many times, clients have told me this organization is what makes life possible for them.
I have volunteered with Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland for more than 5 years. Our clients are home-bound, but able to live quite independently with the assistance of our meals. As a volunteer, I am impressed every day by the strength of our clients, and have made many friends among those we serve. Our clients tell us that we make a tremendous difference in their quality of life. I know that they make a big difference to me.