Meals on Wheels of Durham, Inc.
Established in 1975, Meals on Wheels of Durham, Inc. delivers hot, nutritious meals to Durham County residents who are unable to provide or prepare meals for themselves. Since its inception, Meals on Wheels of Durham, Inc. has served more than 1.75 million meals through the generous help and support of its staff, volunteers, donors and sponsors.
Our Mission: To enhance the quality of life for seniors, people with disabilities and other eligible citizens in our community who are unable to provide proper nutrition for themselves.
Our Vision: To have the capacity to ensure that any member of our community who needs our services will receive them.
Meals on Wheels of Durham, Inc. is a non-profit agency committed to enhancing the quality of life for eligible homebound adults in our community. Our mission is to serve the elderly, frail, disabled, convalescing and others who cannot provide proper nutrition for themselves. Dedicated volunteers deliver lunches to our clients each weekday, with the objective of improving the nutritional status and health of these individuals. It is our goal to provide the combination of nutritious meals and social contact that will help our clients to remain independent as long as possible.
Participation in a Meals on Wheels program can help individuals reduce the chance of premature institutionalization; allow elderly married couples to remain together in the comfort of their own home; and remove a significant barrier preventing or delaying the discharge of a patient from a hospital or institution, thereby permitting the convalescing process to occur in the familiar surroundings of one’s own home.