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Meals on Wheels of Chester County (MOWCC) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization which is funded in part by the Chester County Department of Aging Services as well as private and corporate donations.  All donations are 100% tax deductible.

Meals are delivered to anyone, regardless of age or economic status, who is homebound, handicapped or convalescing from an illness or operation and unable to prepare a nutritious meal for themselves.

 

Meals on Wheels helps our Chester County

homebound residents to:

  • Maintain healthy eating habits
  • Remain independent
  • Find needed assistance or care
  • Live life with dignity
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  • History
    Meals on Wheels of Chester County began in 1971. At that time, only residents within the borough of West Chester were served.  The organization was incorporated in 1991 and has since grown to include 20 chapters which serve approximately 600 of our homebound neighbors.

    Purpose
    We are a supplemental meal program whose purpose is to provide persons who are homebound with a nutritionally balanced meal (1/3 RDA) around noontime five days a week.  We rely strictly on volunteers who are friendly, caring and offer relief from the social isolation that so often affects the homebound.

    Current Status
    Twenty chapters have been established across the county since Meals on Wheels of Chester County began in 1971.  Today there are approximately 33 routes that serve meals  Monday through Friday at noontime.  MOWCC is a member of the Meals on Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) which is the national organization located in Alexandria, Virginia.  MOWAA  provides training conferences, networking and information sharing with other Meals on Wheels groups across the country.  It also lobbies for legislation to provide funding and to benefit people who need home delivered meals.

    Funding
    Meals on Wheels of Chester County is funded in part by the Chester County Department of Aging Services as well as by individual and corporate donations.  Several United Way programs within the state of Pennsylvania and in other states support MOWCC through designated donor choice options.  In addition, the Board of Directors conducts an annual Meal Fund Drive.

    Our Volunteers
    Meals on Wheels of Chester County succeeds because of our volunteers. Close to 600 of volunteers generously give their time and energy to serve their neighbors in need. They deliver much more than just a meal - They deliver a warm greeting, a friendly smile and peace of mind to the families of our clients. Why not join them?

    Pet Food
    Henry's Helping Paws, founded by State Senator Andrew Dinniman, is generously funded by the Pennsylvania Veterinary Foundation. In partnership with them and the Chester County Food Bank, we are able to provide dog and cat food to our clients at no cost.

     

    The following statistics are for all delivery chapters of Meals On Wheels of Chester County:

    Volunteers: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .592

    Part-time Staff: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

    Members on Board of Directors: . . . . . .13

    Meals Served: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85,919

    Meals Served to Persons
    Over 60 Years of Age: . . . . . . . . . . .. 79,767

    Persons Served: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .736

    Persons Served
    Over 60 Years of Age: . . . . . . . . . . . . . .685

    Total Cost of Meals: . . . . . . . . . . .$351,351

    Total Contributions: . . . . . . . . . . .$156,841

    Nutritional Service Incentive Program (NSIP) Reimbursement Per Meal for Persons Over 60 Years of Age: . . . $0.55

    Total Recorded Volunteer Hours:. 16,530 Miles Logged by Volunteers: . . . .135,188

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    We could use your warm smile to serve our hot meals!
    Meals On Wheels of Chester County is truly a volunteer-driven agency. Our volunteers are the heart and hands of what we do. If you’d like to become a Meal On Wheels volunteer, please click here to fill out a form or contact us at 610-430-8500.