FOR NEARLY 2.5 MILLION SENIORS
Since our founding in 1977, St. Vincent Meals on Wheels has been guided by a single goal – to support our senior neighbors to extend their independence and health as they age. What started as a compassionate idea has grown into one of the largest and most effective social movements in Los Angeles.
For millions of Americans, Meals on Wheels is literally the difference between remaining in their own homes and needing to relocate to a nursing facility. The nutritious meal, friendly visit and safety check help them cope with three of the biggest threats of aging: hunger, isolation and loss of independence. Research proves that when seniors have the right support, they gain greater quality of life, need fewer hospital stays and live longer.
PROVIDING PEACE OF MIND FOR
LOVED ONES NEAR AND FAR
Millions of American families sleep better at night and can continue their daily routines and responsibilities because they know that Meals on Wheels is keeping a watchful eye over their aging loved ones. When other competing responsibilities make it impossible or difficult for us to be there, Meals on Wheels can make sure our parents, grandparents and others important in our lives are cared for, and that someone is there to raise a red flag if something doesn’t seem just right.
Right here in Los Angeles, over 250,000 seniors are at risk for hunger. St. Vincent Meals on Wheels serves as the safety net for many of those seniors who are hungry and homebound.
Take a look at the food programs that help serve hungry seniors throughout Los Angeles. St. Vincent Meals on Wheels works with each of these organizations to ensure NO SENIOR GOES HUNGRY.