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Our Holiday Meals on Wheels Program Brings Hot Meals and Holiday Cheer to the Doors of Homebound Seniors

Meals on Wheels helps make sure homebound seniors have a nutritious meal and a friendly volunteer at the door Monday through Friday. While federal funds help cover the cost of this critical program on the weekdays, there is no government funding to cover the cost of meals on the holidays. We depend on donations from people like you to make sure we can deliver a hot, festive meal and a smiling face to the doors of local seniors on these special days.

Sally’s Story

For Sally, 88, the last few years were tough ones. She was living alone, and she was finding it harder to get out and to do the things she needed to do for herself. Then the pandemic hit, and everything got a little harder, and a lot more isolating. “I couldn’t even get to the grocery store,” she said. That’s when she decided to call Meals on Wheels. She credits the program with saving her life. “Before I signed up, I felt like I didn’t have a reason to get up and get dressed,” said Sally.

Now, caring Meals on Wheels volunteers come to Sally’s door every weekday to make sure she has a hot meal; and a little company. Like many other seniors in our region, Sally also depends on Meals on Wheels on some holidays, when family can’t be there. She’s grateful for her Meals on Wheels deliveries and all the wonderful volunteers it’s brought to her door.

Give Them the Joy of the Holiday

Your donation to our Holiday Meals on Wheels program will deliver so much more than a meal. It will also bring a caring volunteer to the door of a senior who might otherwise spend the holiday hungry or alone. It’s someone to wish that senior a happy holiday and make sure they know they’re not forgotten.

Your Donation Stays Local and Helps Seniors in Your Neighborhood

  • We serve six counties in southeast Michigan (Livingston, Macomb, Monroe, Oakland, St. Clair and Washtenaw counties).
  • We work with 13 contract providers on a local level. Your gift will stay local and help seniors in your community.

Over 8,000 Holiday Meals Are Needed This Season

  • Holiday deliveries happen on Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Passover and Easter.
  • (Not all providers deliver on all holidays.)

Let Them Know You Care

We hope you’ll consider giving so that seniors like Sally know you care. Even a small amount can help. Every $7 you give can bring holiday cheer, warmth and joy to the door of a local senior.