METRO MEALS ON WHEELS
One in six seniors in America face food insecurity on a regular basis. In Idaho alone, 37,120 seniors are struggling with hunger.
More than a meal, Meals on Wheels provides a proven solution. The nutritious food is critical to the seniors, but the program is so much more. It makes the seniors feel more safe and secure, live healthier lives, enjoy a better quality of life, and remain independent.
Metro Meals on Wheels delivers and serves nearly 1,000 hot, nutritious meals each weekday throughout Ada County and over 700 frozen meals every weekend. As seniors live longer and retirees flock to the Treasure Valley, the need for our service has increased by 100 meals a day over the past year. The number of seniors needing Meals on Wheels is only going to increase.
The impact of Meals on Wheels is significant. The cost of one year for a senior to receive meals is less than one day in the hospital and equal to one week in a nursing facility.