We serve 1,300 noontime meals every weekday to homebound older adults and persons with disabilities in Wake County. Our outreach consists of hot meals to homebound individuals, communal dining for adults 60+ at our Friendship Cafes, and frozen meal service for dialysis patients and other homebound individuals in isolated areas. Over 2,200 volunteers help us deliver meals Monday through Friday each week.
Meals on Wheels of Wake County was founded on February 12, 1974 with ten volunteers meeting at Hillyer Christian Church to deliver meals in downtown Raleigh. Since then over 9 million meals have been served in Wake County alone. Meals on Wheels of Wake County is associated with the Meals on Wheels America, which is comprised of over 5,000 Senior Nutrition Programs and 800,000 volunteers in the U.S. dedicated to ending senior hunger.
Why We Serve
Meals on Wheels allows older adults in Wake County to maintain their dignity and independence and remain in their homes. When a volunteer delivers a meal to a homebound recipient, we are not only providing a meal, but we are also providing a visit and a check up. It is comforting to family members to know that someone is stopping in daily to be sure that everything is okay. Over the years, we have touched so many lives in Wake County and beyond by reaching out to our seniors and people with disabilities to keep them connected to our community.
How We Can Help You
Meals on Wheels of Wake County services are open to homebound, disabled adults 60 years old and over who live in the county. People under the age of 60 may qualify to participate receive home-delivered or frozen meal programs.
Our Mission Statement:
Delivering nutritious meals to frail, homebound older adults and persons with disabilities of Wake County in order to improve health, reduce isolation and prevent inappropriate institutionalization and serving nutritious meals as well as providing social and educational opportunities to persons 60 years old and over in congregate dining rooms to promote independent living.
General Hours of Operation:
Meals on Wheels of Wake County operates Monday thru Friday from 8am-4pm. We are closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Meals on Wheels does not deliver meals on the following days: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, Good Friday, Memorial Day, 4th of July Holiday, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving and the day after, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and the day after Christmas. During inclement weather, if the Wake County Public School System is closed, Meals on Wheels is also closed and will not deliver meals.