Meals on Wheels


To support the independence and well-being of seniors.

Meals-on-Wheels Greater San Diego, Inc. is committed to reducing the isolation experienced by so many elderly.  Meals are delivered to seniors’ homes by volunteers.  Frequently the volunteer may be the only person the senior sees all day, providing human contact and a safety net, particularly for those seniors living alone.

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In 1960, a group of United Methodist women invested their time and resources into researching the needs of San Diego’s elderly and meeting those needs. Funding was secured by the Georgia Lynch Trust Fund to begin the project, “Work With Senior Citizens.” These dynamic women implemented the program in three Methodist churches, providing a drop-in senior center and home visitation services, sponsored by volunteers and senior clubs.

In 1967, the project was relocated to a storefront property to extend the services into the general community. A year later, “Work With Senior Citizens” became “Senior Adult Services,” and a Board of Trustees was formed.

In 1970, “Senior Adult Services” was incorporated as a non-profit corporation. Two years later, the “Meals-on-Wheels of Senior Adult Services” was initiated, offering special diet meals and contact by a concerned person five days a week.

In 1996, “Senior Adult Services” officially became Meals-on-Wheels Greater San Diego, Inc. Meals-on-Wheels matured from an annual budget of $20,468 to over $3 million.

Today, Meals-on-Wheels is providing two meals a day for seniors throughout San Diego County.  The organization is concentrating on expanding services to meet the needs of the growing senior population as Baby Boomers reach retirement age.