Meals on Wheels Western Michigan (MOWWM), formerly Senior Meals on Wheels, was established in 1984. Our mission is to provide quality nutrition services in a supportive environment to promote health and independence of older adults. 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. In 2017, we served 2,972 homebound seniors 547,816 meals.
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. Every year our pantries distribute over a million pounds of food! In 2017, we served 1,995 seniors and had 21,306 visits.
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. In 2017, we served 91,488 meals to 1,859 seniors.
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