FOUNDED IN 1971, MEALS ON WHEELS OF SARASOTA IS A LOCAL, INDEPENDENT, NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION.
Meals On Wheels of Sarasota delivers nutritious meals to persons in need in the Sarasota community who are unable to provide or prepare a meal for themselves in their home.
Our services are geared toward those with the greatest physical, social and economic need who want to remain independent in their own homes but cannot shop or prepare meals for themselves. All of our clients are mentally or physically challenged due to a variety of conditions, which include heart disease, cancer, vision loss, arthritis, diabetes and more.
Founded by local churches and community leaders in 1971, Meals On Wheels of Sarasota expanded on an earlier federal community meal service program in response to the needs of home-bound seniors, veterans, and physically and mentally disabled Sarasotans of all ages in the northern Sarasota County area.
We delivered our very first meal on December 7, 1971. Since then, we have delivered over 7 million meals, an average of 160,000 meals annually.
Through the years, the number of clients served has increased and the need continues to grow as the population ages. You can help support our mission by volunteering or donating. Please visit our donation or volunteer pages for more information.