Food continues to be the number one basic unmet need of seniors in America. Ninety-four percent of COA’s Meals on Wheels clients live below the poverty line, and approximately one in four lives alone. More than 300 screened and trained volunteers, many of whom have been with COA for several years, deliver nutritious meals to local seniors. Critical wellbeing checks accompany each meal delivery.
While most Meals on Wheels clients use the program on a long-term or permanent basis, home-delivered meals are also available on a short-term basis for those people in temporary situations, such as home recovery from surgery. Meals are available at no charge or with a very modest co-pay or can be purchased.