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Thursday, 19 July 2007

Meals on Wheels is the most recognized name brand of senior nutrition programs. Meals on Wheels is the name for programs that deliver meals to homebound individuals who are unable to purchase or prepare their own meals, and it is often used to generically refer to home-delivered meals programs, not all of which are actually named "Meals on Wheels".

Meals on Wheels originated in Great Britain during the Blitz, when many people lost their homes and therefore the ability to cook their own food. Meals are delivered at lunchtime every Monday through Friday, including all holidays that fall on weekdays.

Volunteers can deliver meals once a week or once a month, or whenever it is convenient. Most of the volunteers are corporate, civic and community volunteers delivered meals every weekday.

These "Platter Angels" prepare, package, and deliver food to the elderly and disabled throughout their community. While Meals on Wheels programs are delivered to the home, seniors may also find congregate meal programs at local senior centers, churches, or community centers.

Meals on Wheels provides a source of daily social contact for people who would otherwise be alone. Meals On Wheels has been serving the nutritional needs of frail elderly and homebound residents in our communities since 1958.

For more information visit: http://www.mowaa.org/

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