Help for the Holidays

Looking for ways to help your neighbors and celebrate the season of giving this year? Get involved with Meals on Wheels of Wake County! There are so many ways that you can support our neighbors in need- below is a list of ways that we could use your help this holiday season. Together we can make the holidays brighter for our elderly community!


Full festive plate of food

Everyone deserves full, festive plates during the holiday season. If you're not sure what to put on your Christmas list this year, requesting that a gift made in your honor to Meals on Wheels is a wonderful way to give back to your community this holiday season. Instead of having the typical office/group gift exchange, take up a collection for a donation to Meals on Wheels of Wake County, and send it in honor of the group. We will acknowledge honorary gifts made this holiday season in our spring newsletter! Your generous donation will ensure that the over 1,700 seniors we currently serve will receive a warm, nutritious meal delivered by a friendly face. 

Meals on Wheels Holiday Card

Not sure what to gift for the holidays?  Well, forget the fruit cake! Purchasing holiday cards from Meals on Wheels of Wake County will give meals to seniors in need in honor of your business associates, friends, or loved ones. For a gift of $20 per holiday card you can let Meals on Wheels take care of your holiday list. Your recipients will receive a holiday card informing them that a gift was made from you to Meals on Wheels in their honor.

We'll send you holiday cards to mail and personalize yourself, or, send us your holiday card mailing list and we'll do the mailing for you!

Friendship Cafe clients and volunteers decorating a Christmas tree

On December 14, 2022 all of our nine Friendship Cafes will host a holiday party.  A sponsorship of $500 will underwrite the costs of the meals served that day. Your group will be invited to attend the party and spread holiday cheer. If you can do more, collect items for gift bags for the clients at the Friendship Cafe using our AmazonSmile Wishlist!

Email for information about sponsorship.

Site managers smiling with meal coolers

Volunteers can be the only contact that recipients have during the day, and provide an important safety check to help ensure our neighbors’ well-being. They are the eyes and ears of Meals on Wheels and can help us extend our outreach beyond mealtime needs. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities to choose from for both groups and individuals.  Deliver both meals and holiday cheer! 

We have partnered with Raleigh Rescue Mission who will deliver additional Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve meals to our clients. Any volunteers interested in helping with these deliveries are encouraged to sign up to volunteer with Raleigh Rescue Mission.


Volunteers bagging holiday gifts

Collect and wrap new gifts for our clients! Purchase gifts using our AmazonSmile Wishlist by searching for Meals on Wheels of Wake County in the Amazon Smile charity directory.

With every eligible purchase, AmazonSmile donates 0.5% of the proceeds to our program.

The deadline for gifts to be delivered to our office at 1001 Blair Dr., Raleigh is December 2nd!