A MISSION THAT DELIVERS
Providing the support our seniors need to extend their independence and health as they age.
For many seniors in our community, Meals on Wheels is the difference between remaining in their own homes and needing to relocate to a nursing facility. The nutritious meal, wellness check, and caring contact help them cope with three of the biggest threats of aging: hunger, isolation, and loss of independence.
A SOLUTION THAT WORKS
Your compassion and generosity fuel the most effective solution to senior isolation and hunger in Oklahoma.
26% of Oklahoma seniors are threatened by hunger.
90% of recipients say Meals on Wheels improves their health and makes them feel more secure.
36% drop in hospital stay rates after only 30 days of Meals on Wheels service.
A senior can receive one year of Meals on Wheels service for roughly the same price as a one-night stay in a hospital.
The senior population is the fastest growing demographic in Oklahoma.
When you are a Meals on Wheels volunteer, you are delivering much more than a nutritious meal - you are delivering wellness checks and caring contact. For many of our homebound seniors, you will be the only person they see or talk to all day.
Your time volunteer with Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa will have a profound impact on many lives, including your own. And that feels good. Because when you do good, you feel good.
Find the volunteer opportunity that fits your schedule. A typical volunteer route takes about an hour to complete.
MUCH MORE THAN A MEAL
HOME SAFETY PROGRAM
To go beyond just a meal, we also offer services through our Home Safety Program, designed to help support independent living by providing simple, minor home repairs.
FEED OUR FUTURE
There are many students in Tulsa who leave school on Friday, not knowing where their next meal will come from. The Feed Our Future program is ensuring that no student goes hungry.
Pets are important to seniors. The Pets Assisting Wellness in Seniors (PAWS) program supports companionship animals of our homebound recipients.
Now, more than ever, we must come together as a community to respond to the urgent needs of vulnerable seniors. Many of our homebound clients live alone and have no access to food beyond what our volunteers deliver.
Meals on Wheels of Metro Tulsa is on the front lines, focused on doing all we can to keep our seniors safe and nourished.
In order to ensure the safety of our volunteers and recipients, we’ve hired drivers to deliver a week’s worth of frozen meals and shelf-stable foods once a week instead of individual daily meals. This will limit contact with our recipients and reduce the likelihood of transmission of COVID-19.