Meals on Wheels America is the oldest and largest national organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based senior nutrition programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior hunger and isolation. This network exists in virtually every community in America and delivers nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks. Anyone, regardless of age or economic status, who is homebound, handicapped, or convalescing from an illness or operation and is unable to prepare a nutritious meal, is eligible.
Since 2014 the Food Bank has contracted with Meals on Wheels of Chester County (MOWCC) to prepare, freeze and store meals. The Food Bank delivers cases of frozen meals to MOWCC upon their request for them to distribute to their chapters throughout the county. In addition to frozen meals, the Food Bank prepares hot meals for pick up by MOWCC volunteers to deliver on weekdays to participants in the Downingtown area.
Sourcing local produce when possible, we produce approximately 12,500 meals a year for Meals on Wheels Chester County.
As an extension of our work with Meals on Wheels, we are contracted to source and package emergency meals or ‘Snow Boxes’. Each box, containing five shelf stable meals, juice and snacks, are given to all current MOW recipients. In the event of bad weather when a volunteer is unable to deliver meals, homebound clients will have this emergency food on hand to help them get by until delivery of meals can resume.
To learn more about Meals On Wheels of Chester County call 610-430-8500.