Meals on Wheels Western Michigan (MOWWM), formerly Senior Meals on Wheels, was established in 1984. Our mission is to provide quality nutrition services enabling seniors to remain healthy and independent in their own homes. MOWWM accomplishes this mission through 3 services: Meals on Wheels (home-delivered meals), Senior Pantries, and Senior Dining Sites.
Meals on Wheels provides home-delivered, nutritionally balanced meals that are delivered to seniors in Kent and Allegan counties. These meals are prepared locally in our central kitchen. In addition to a nutritious meal, our drivers are delivering a much-needed safety check and a smiling face.
Senior Pantry services are provided to low income Kent County residents. Seniors can shop up to twice per month and may select from a wide variety of foods that are available from all food groups. Each month, seniors can save up to $100-$120 on groceries, freeing up needed dollars for medication and heating. For the past two years, our pantries have distributed over a million pounds of food!
Senior Dining Sites provide meals at 18 locations throughout Kent and Allegan counties. Older adults are provided with a nutritious lunch in a group setting. The focus for this program is on providing social engagement, which may include exercise, games, or simply companionship, in addition to a meal. Approximately 89,000 meals are provided through this program annually.
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