The first “Meals On Wheels” were delivered in canteens to British servicemen during World War II and later developed into the first formal Meals On Wheels program in America, serving Philadelphia in the 1950s. Today, the vast network of local home-delivered and congregate meal programs that serve millions of seniors and others across the country, Meals On Wheels has been a long-standing, highly-regarded institution.
The Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) is the oldest and largest organization in the United States representing those who offer meal services to people in need. Since 1976, MOWAA has worked to arm local senior nutrition programs with the resources, tools and information they need to provide meals and make a difference in the lives of our neighbors, our veterans and all of our nation’s seniors who are facing the threat of hunger.
Food truck operators have pledged to make a difference in Willaimsville, NY today, serving hungry shoppers over the Black Friday weekend sales frenzy, and customers are loving every bite. The generous chefs are each donating portions of their proceeds to Meals on Wheels for Western New York which serves more than 3,000 home-bound seniors and people with disabilities. This holiday season is expected to be busier than ever for the program.
“The community’s need for our services is tremendous,” said Rachel Leidenfrost at Meals on Wheels.
Read more here: Food trucks support Meals on Wheels