Millions of American Seniors Face Hunger and Isolation Every Day.
Skagit County Meals of Wheels has been working to address the health and hunger needs of our local seniors for almost 50 years. We are also one of the few programs in Washington State to still deliver hot, nutritious meals.
The incidence of malnutrition is prevalent in the senior population due to factors such as:
- Limited income
- Chronic disease
- Food insecurity
- Mobility difficulties
- Mouth and dental problems
Skagit county meals on wheels delivers so much more than just a meal.
The primary function of Skagit County Meals on Wheels is to provide daily, hot and nutritious meals to residents 60 years of age or older who have difficulty leaving their homes unassisted and preparing their meals.
However, Skagit County Meals on Wheels delivers so much more to our aging neighbors in need - tailored nutrition, social connections, safety, and more!
- Tailored Nutrition: Serving good, healthy meals designed to meet specific needs and preferences of clients ensure they have the nutrition they need. Prepared Monday through Friday in our central kitchen using only the freshest ingredients, each meal is designed to provide one-third of the Recommended Daily Dietary Allowances.
- Social Connection: The delivery of lunchtime meals by volunteers builds and maintains social connections, helps seniors feel less alone, and allows them to live more independently.
- Safety: Wellness checks ensure seniors are safe and provides peace of mind to clients, family members, and caregivers.
- Resources and Referrals: Sharing valuable information and resources and connecting clients to services helps our seniors thrive!
The Skagit County Meals on Wheels program is overseen by Skagit County Senior Services, with funding made possible by the Skagit Council on Aging and contributions from generous people like you!
For more information or to apply for services, please contact us.
“There really aren’t enough accolade words in the dictionary to describe what our volunteers mean to us. Sure, it is a wonderful thing to hear that doorbell ring every day — a warm meal delivered to our door, someone to check on us, to care. But beyond that… volunteers make our good life possible. How can I find words for that?”
Meals on Wheels Recipient
WHO IS THE SKAGIT COUNTY COUNCIL ON AGING?
This website is owned and operated by the Skagit Council on Aging (SCOA) — a 501 (c)(3) non-profit established to partner with local government to promote programs assisting those over 60 years of age and those younger with disabilities with health and well-being issues.
Partnering with Skagit County since the 1970s to provide funding and administer programming, SCOA currently provides a mechanism for fundraising to assist Skagit County Meals on Wheels.
- Provide on-site and delivered hot meals by funding delivery vehicles
- Fund meal preparation and related equipment
- Maintaining nutrition sites at senior centers
- And other appropriate activities
LEARN MORE ABOUT THE NATIONAL
MEALS ON WHEELS PROGRAM
An America in which all seniors live nourished lives with independence and dignity.
To empower local community programs to improve the health and quality of life of the seniors they serve so that no one is left hungry or isolated.