Food Donations and Delivery

We are so grateful for the support of our local partners. Meals on Wheels of Wake County serves over 1,300 seniors experiencing food shortage and isolation. With your help, we are able to provide so much more than a meal to our clients! Listed below are ways that your organization can help support seniors. Please follow the specifications listed for each item for ease of storage and transportation to the distributed sites we have across the county.

*Please contact Stephanie Thurm at to coordinate delivery for all items*

Four volunteers smile as they bag supplemental food for clients

Breakfast bags and shelf stable meal bags are a wonderful way to supply our seniors with extra food should the power go out, or should they not have a prepared meal handy. Please review our document regarding supplemental food bags before preparing them. Please reach out to to coordinate the delivery of before the bags are prepared.

Breakfast bag suggested items:

  • Soft, reduced sugar granola bars, such as Nutri-Grain bars
  • Ensure/ shelf stable meal replacement drinks/ protein drinks
  • Shelf stable fruit juices
  • Low sodium grits
  • Lower sodium/ sugar oatmeal packs
  • Low sugar fruit cups *We suggest peaches, mandarin oranges, fruit cocktails or other options over applesauce*
  • Healthy packaged muffins
  • Low sugar cereal packs
  • Peanut butter/ nut butter
  • Dried fruit

Lunch bags/ Meal bag suggested items

  • Pouches of tuna/ chicken 
  • Low sodium pull top soups and vegetables
    • We suggest avoiding canned corn and green beans
  • Peanut butter/ nut butter
  • Whole wheat crackers other than saltines
  • Vegetable juice
  • Shelf stable fruit juices
  • Microwavable meals *Hormel Compleats & Barilla Shelf Stable meals are examples*
  • Dried fruit/ low sugar fruit and nut blends
  • Low sugar fruit cups *We suggest peaches, mandarin oranges, fruit cocktails or other options over applesauce*
  • Soft shelf stable & ready to eat protein bars 
  • Low sodium pretzels, crackers, biscuits

A thoughtful note goes a long way to the 1 in 4 seniors that experience loneliness from isolation. Please have notes or cards delivery ready- reach out to to coordinate drop off.

We love providing meals from the community to our clients- it is a critical part of not only ensuring that they experience a diversity of cuisine, but also a wonderful way to keep seniors rooted in their communities. If you would like to fund local meals for our clients, please reach out to

We rely strongly on our volunteers to help us serve our seniors. In order to coordinate the details of delivery and storage of donated items, please reach out to Many of our sites do not have additional storage, and we have limited capacity for transporting items en masse.

Sites marked *No Storage* are sites where we cannot store donated items. 

Meals on Wheels Main Office (375 seniors)
1001 Blair Drive, Raleigh

Northern Wake Senior Center (50 seniors)
235 E. Holding Ave, Wake Forest

St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church (175 seniors) *No Storage*
7506 Falls of Neuse, Raleigh

Pine Acres Community Center (65 seniors)
402 McLean Street, Fuquay-Varina

Garner Senior Center (65 seniors)
205 E. Garner Road, Garner

East Wake Senior Center (20 seniors)
323 Lake Drive, Wendell 

Zebulon (40 seniors) *No Storage*
114 W. Sycamore St., Zebulon

Green Pines Baptist Church (30 seniors)  *No Storage*
1498 Hodge Road, Knightdale

Luther Green Community Center (25 seniors) *No Storage*
922 N. Church Street, Morrisville

Resurrection Lutheran Church (50 seniors) *No Storage*
100 Lochmere Drive, Cary

New Horizons Fellowship (35 seniors) *No Storage*
820 E. Williams Street, Apex