History & Mission
So no Atlanta area senior is hungry, cold or forgotten.
To support senior independence through meals, shelter, education and community.
We will treat our seniors with compassion, respect and dignity.
We will implement innovative and high quality services in response to senior needs.
We will promote community involvement, collaboration and volunteerism.
We will manage our resources responsibly.
We will model and create best practices.
We will educate the community about senior needs.
Meals On Wheels Atlanta (MOWA) was created as Senior Citizen Services in 1965 when a community assessment determined that Atlanta lacked sufficient resources
and infrastructure to meet the existing and expanding needs of elderly citizens. Meal delivery began in 1970 and has expanded consistently since then
to keep up with the increasing number of seniors in need. Meals On Wheels Atlanta has continued to expand our services to provide an essential safety
net for homebound adults and low income seniors in Atlanta.
Through the years, our mission has remained steadfast: to support senior independence through meals, shelter, education and community. Each year, MOWA
accomplishes this by delivering nutritious meals, repairing homes, providing community and wellness support, and helping seniors and their families
manage Alzheimer's and dementia.