We deliver more than food.

Delivering meals to the homebound doesn't just supply a hot nutritious meal.  It also gives people the ability to maintain their independence in their own homes and acts as a little "how are you today" check-in for some that may not otherwise receive any company or visitors. The majority of home-delivered meal recipients live alone and for many of them, the person delivering the meal is often the only person they will see that day. A warm smile from a friendly visitor goes a long way! 

Meals on Wheels specializes in addressing the unique needs of the most vulnerable and high-risk senior and disabled populations of America. Since 1971, our services have effectively improved health outcomes and quality of life for millions of clients each year, while reducing risks, hospital re-admissions, and overall healthcare costs.

Meals on Wheels Health is an initiative of Meals on Wheels America that brings together the nationwide Meals on Wheels network in support of the achievements of the healthcare system of its triple bottom line goals. We can accomplish this because of our trusted and unique ability to cross the threshold into the homes of seniors, giving us the advantage to better assess and deliver on the individualized needs of high-risk and special needs beneficiaries. Through our services, we:

  • Improve and support patient health and recovery by delivering nutritious meals;

  • Increase well-being that supports patient health by providing the human contact that reduces isolation, depression, and anxiety; and

  • Reduce negative impacts on patient health by assessing home environments and addressing threats or risks.

Fueled by a commitment to address senior hunger and isolation, Meals on Wheels provides the basic support that seniors need to maintain their health and independence in virtually every community in America.

 

Feeding people... it's what we do 

By the Numbers: Clients*                                                                      

381 people served annually

83 the median age of our recipients

21% of our clients are Military Veterans

22% of our clients have Special Dietary Needs 

19% of our clients cannot afford our monetary fee and participate in our Dining With Dignity program (On average, 8% of our clients fall behind on their accounts each month because of medical bills, high electric bills in the winter months, etc. We do our best to work out a payment plan when they are delinquent due to these unforeseen hardships)

* Based on 2019 

By the Numbers: Volunteers*                                                                

210 Volunteers annually

20,934 hours of service with a savings of over $183,000

* Based on 2019  

                                                                                                                        Monthly Volunteer Service

                                                                                                                                                                     

                                                                                                                                                                             98%  Volunteers

                                                                                                                                                        2%    Paid Staff

Impact of Home Delivered Meals                                                          

 

Lowers Healthcare Costs

                      Lowers the Need for 

                      Assisted Living Facilities

                                     

                                                                       

                                                                        Preserves Client

                                                                        Independence

Output                                                                                                  

 

                     

                      46,239 meals

                      in 2019

                                                                        100+ meals delivered

                                                                        each weekday

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Berkeley County Meals on Wheels

116 E. King Street

Martinsburg, WV 25401

Phone: 304-263-6622

Email: mealsonwheels1@frontier.com

Dianne Waldron
Program Manager
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BERKELEY COUNTY MEALS ON WHEELS IS A 501(C)(3) NONPROFIT RECOGNIZED BY THE IRS.

Meals on Wheels America is the oldest and largest national organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based senior nutrition programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior hunger and isolation. This network exists in virtually every community in America and, along with more than two million volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that enable America’s seniors to live nourished lives with independence and dignity. By providing funding, leadership, research, education and advocacy support, Meals on Wheels America empowers its local member programs to strengthen their communities, one senior at a time. 

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