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Our Mission Statement To organize, plan, and administer the service of delivering nutritious meals, nutrition education, and resource assistance to people living in our community unable to do so for themselves.
The Meals on Wheels Network
The first Meals on Wheels program in the United States was started in 1954 by a group of caring individuals in Philadelphia, PA who wanted to support neighbors who had grown unable to shop for and prepare their own meals. This concept of neighbors serving neighbors in need is the hallmark of what has grown into a national movement providing servics in communities all across America.
The Meals on Wheels Special Ingredient
Meals on Wheels of Syracuse delivers two nutritious meals, a safety check and a smile that serve as a lifeline to home-bound and socially isolated seniors. These services go well beyond fighting hunger that threatens one in six of America's seniors - it provides the support and peace of mind that enable seniors to remain safely and securly in their own homes as they age.
The Billion Dollar Side Effect: Meals on Wheels Saves
Enabling seniors to stay in their own homes means they remain happier, extend their independence and can stay connected to he communities and surroundings that provide them comfort. The Meals on Wheels service helps seniors can stay out of expensive nursing facilities and hosptials - an outcome that saves billions of dollars in healthcare and medical expense.
Who Recieves Meals?
Almost all meal recipient's are home-bound seniors who live alone and are unable to cook or shop for themselves, but are otherwise able to live independently.