Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels reduces hunger and food insecurity for the homebound in Ann Arbor area who, because of their health, are unable to shop and cook for themselves.
Ann Arbor Meals on Wheels is a community-supported program of Michigan Medicine.
We deliver meals Monday-Saturday to the homebound in Ann Arbor who, because of their health, are unable to shop and prepare a complete, nutritious meal. We provide 1-2 meals per day, depending on client preference.
Menu options include standard entrée, vegetarian entrée, Asian menu, frozen kosher and halal meals, and a diabetic dessert option. We also provide Ensure for clients who are at nutritional risk. Frozen meals are provided on the summer holidays and the day after Thanksgiving.
Before starting meals, clients receive an in-home assessment, and then reassessments every 6 months. Social work staff also connect clients with other community services and resources.
Volunteers deliver the majority of our meals, and a critical to our success. For many of our clients, a volunteer may be the only person they see all day. Last year, our volunteers provided the equivalent of over 4 full-time employees and collectively drove over 80,000 miles to deliver 130,000 meals.
Nationally, 1:6 older adults (65+) face the threat of hunger. Hunger ages us. 64 year old suffering from hunger is likely to have the same functional limitation of someone who is 78 years old.