Hunger Assistance

More than a Meal

Meals for Seniors

Our local Meals on Wheels program was set in motion in 1976 – serving just five clients at that time. Today, this vital service provides more than 196,000 meals to homebound seniors throughout Jefferson County each year. The program is administered by United Way of Central Alabama.

Hot meals are delivered daily (Monday through Friday) by a dedicated corps of about 500 volunteers. Volunteers deliver meals and provide another important service to homebound seniors: human contact.

Please note for the safety of clients we are following new protocols during COVID-19 which supersede some of the information above. Currently, Meals on Wheels is delivering five frozen meals once a week to all clients.

Many seniors who are unable to leave their homes may not see or talk to another individual for days at a time. Meals on Wheels volunteers provide them an opportunity for conversation and socialization. Engaging with the volunteer is completely up to the client, but volunteers are always prepared for a friendly visit, and to make sure that other critical needs are not going unmet.


Meals Served Weekly


Active Volunteers


Vital Home Repairs for Seniors Free of Charge

Get Involved with Meals on Wheels

Get Meals

Learn how to qualify for the program by visiting the Meals on Wheels website or calling 1-800-AGE-LINE (1-800-243-5463).

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Be a bright moment for local seniors. Become one of the 500 volunteers who deliver meals across Jefferson County.

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