Millions of American Seniors Face Hunger and Isolation Every Day.
The Skagit County Meals on Wheels program has provided services to meet the priority issue of hunger among senior citizens residing in Skagit County for over 30 years.
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 HAS ONE OF THE FEW PROGRAMS IN WASHINGTON STATE THAT DELIVERS HOT, NUTRITIOUS MEALS TO SENIORS IN THE COMMUNITY.
The primary function of the Meals on Wheels Program is to provide nutritious, noontime meals to senior citizens, age 60 and older, who have difficulty leaving their homes unassisted and who are unable to prepare their own meals.
Each meal distributed by our program is designed to provide one-third of the Recommended Daily Dietary Allowances. They are prepared Monday through Friday in our central kitchen using only the freshest ingredients. They are delivered at lunchtime by volunteers — providing the daily one-on-one contact that many seniors look forward to every day.
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 donations from folks like you!
Get more information about the Skagit County Meals on Wheels Program and apply for services.
“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 (SCOA)?
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.
SCOA has partnered with Skagit County since the 1970s to provide funding and administer some of these programs: nutrition, transportation, senior centers. SCOA provides a non-profit fund-raising mechanism to assist Skagit County's senior nutrition program.
- 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
Meals on Wheels America is the leadership organization supporting more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger.
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.