A Constantly Growing Need
The first formal Meals on Wheels program in America began in the 1950s in Philadelphia. Since then, our organization has grown into a vast network of community-based programs providing home-delivered meals to homebound seniors across the country. Here in Jefferson County, Meals on Wheels was set in motion in 1976 – serving just five clients at that time. Last year, thanks to our generous donors and the dedicated service of 704 volunteers, our local program delivered 389,496 meals to 1,864 homebound seniors and disabled persons throughout Jefferson County. The program is administered by United Way of Central Alabama.
Food For Thought
Here in Jefferson County, Meals on Wheels was set in motion in 1976 – serving just five clients at that time. Today, our local program delivers nearly 400,000 meals to Jefferson County seniors and disabled persons in a single year.