Keeping them in their homes, where they want to be.
One smile at a time.
Delivering meals and smiles is just the beginning of what we do for our clients.
From humble beginnings in 1960 with a few women deciding to deliver meals to their elderly neighbors, to serving over 600,000 meals throughout the entire county, Meals on Wheels is devoted to the health, safety, and well-being of San Diego seniors.
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Meals on Wheels is the only agency providing meals for 7 days a week, including holidays. Additionally, we cover the entire county, including delivery into the over 3,049 square miles of rural and unincorporated areas. Meals on Wheels San Diego County subsidizes 60% of the costs for meals, delivery, and other services provided, regardless of a senior’s ability to pay.
Distributing home-delivered meals and safety checks could not be accomplished without the help of our very large and caring volunteer workforce who deliver meals with a hug and a smile and ensure our homebound seniors are OK. Frequently the volunteer may be the only person the senior sees all day, providing human contact and a safety net, particularly for those seniors living alone. Lives are saved nearly every week as a result of acquiring the proper emergency personnel for someone who has fallen, had a stroke, or is simply in need of additional resources.