To support senior independence through meals, shelter, education, and community.
Meals On Wheels Atlanta (MOWA) was founded in 1965 to support seniors struggling with poverty, food insecurity, and social isolation. Over more than 50 years, we have grown from a small soup kitchen for seniors to an organization serving more than 335,000 meals each year to seniors throughout the Atlanta area. From the beginning, the heart of our mission has been to offer seniors in need the comfort of a warm meal and a friendly face. Today, we rely on thousands of friendly volunteers to help us prepare and deliver meals to the homes of low-income and homebound seniors in our community.
As we have grown and evolved our meals service over the years, we have also expanded our program offerings to respond to other critical needs facing seniors in our community. We now offer multiple services to help address these needs and support the independence and quality of life of the seniors we serve. Throughout all we do, our vision is to ensure that no Atlanta area senior is hungry, cold, or forgotten.
In 2015, Meals On Wheels Atlanta launched a new strategic plan with aggressive goals to serve Atlanta’s most vulnerable seniors. Check out this video to learn more.