Our StoriesMore Than a Meal™
Older Americans Month, celebrated every May, was first established in 1963. At that time there were 17 million Americans who were 65 and above, 1/3 of which lived in poverty. The purpose of designating a specific month to elders was multifold. It became a time to...
Over past 14 months, the entire world has experienced the tragedy of a global pandemic. The trauma of this past year has and continues to affect many of us as we cope with loss and isolation. The health and safety of our volunteers, clients, and staff has always been...
Every April, we come together to celebrate and thank our Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland (MOWCM) volunteers during Volunteer Appreciation Month. Next week (April 18-24) is Volunteer Appreciation Week, a time of celebration and recognition of volunteers that began nationally in 1974.
Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland serves thousands of clients every year, each with their own unique histories, talents, and stories. Veronica F., a 75-year old Perry Hall resident, is a Grocery Assistance Program participant who also happens to be a gifted...
Throughout the past year of COVID-19, many of us have struggled with the isolation that staying at home can bring. The impact of reduced contact with others can be profound. Yet, amid the challenges, we have creatively found ways to remain connected- from drive-by...
The moment you knock on that door, look someone in the eyes and deliver a warm meal, you make a connection. It might be a quick hello or it could be a whole conversation, but the impact lasts a lifetime. Not just for the senior receiving the meal, but for you the volunteer.
Today in the U.S., ten million seniors face the threat of hunger, and millions more live alone in isolation. Meals on Wheels already serves over two million homebound seniors annually, and with the senior population expected to double by 2050, there is an escalating need for a new wave of volunteers to step up to help seniors in their communities.
“America, Let’s Do Lunch”
Richard & Homer Gere
For Richard Gere, Meals on Wheels has always been about family. Sign up to drop off a warm meal and create lifelong memories today.
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