Your Support of Meals on Wheels Matters

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Donors have helped us meet an increased need for meals that hasn’t let up since 2020. We couldn’t have done this without the support of our community.

Seniors continue to face new challenges and need your help now more than ever. The cost of food has gone up dramatically, and many seniors on fixed incomes simply don’t have enough money to cover the cost of groceries and other expenses.

In 2022, Meals on Wheels programs in the Twin Cities served 1,488,000 meals, and the number of seniors asking for help continues to grow. They turn to Meals on Wheels for assistance when they can’t put food on the table.

Meals on Wheels delivers more than a meal. Research has demonstrated the effectiveness of Meals on Wheels in improving food security and diet quality, reducing use of costly health care services, and reducing social isolation and loneliness.

Our meals are designed to meet the nutritional needs of older adults and help improve health outcomes. Meals are made fresh, without preservatives in a local kitchen, and we can accommodate most dietary needs and cultural preferences.

Meals on Wheels also provides much needed social connection for many of our meal recipients. The majority said their interactions with their drivers make them feel less lonely or isolated.

We’re committed to ensuring that no one is hungry and alone. Because this work is so critical and seniors rely on us, we’re asking you to make a donation today. Your generous support will help the most vulnerable folks in our community maintain their health, independence, and community engagement.

You can rest assured that your donation will go to those in need. At Metro Meals on Wheels, 89% of our spending goes directly toward program needs and meals.

Additional Ways You can Support Meals on Wheels

Donate Your Vehicle

Turn your wheels into meals! Donating a vehicle is easy through our partnership with CARS, Inc., and we can accept anything from cars and trucks to boats, RVs, motorcycles, and more. To get started, call 844-583-8227 or complete this simple donation form.

Become a Sustaining Donor

Each month, we’ll charge your credit or debit card account in the amount you specify. You can increase, decrease, or stop your donation at any time by contacting us. It’s easy for you and gives us an ongoing base of support that we can rely on. Simply choose the monthly donation option online.

Make a Legacy Gift

Including Metro Meals on Wheels in your will or estate plan is a great way to make a lasting impact in your community. We have sample language and additional information on our website.

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