Even though we are a few months into 2024, it isn’t too late to celebrate the lives we impacted in 2023! We had a great year and one that brought not only new volunteer opportunities, but also new volunteers, grants and funding so we can continue to make a difference in the lives of seniors right here in Hamilton County.  

2024 Marks Our 49th Year Serving Our Community! 

In these four-plus decades, the needs of our county’s homebound population have risen with increasing food and housing costs. Thanks to generous donors such as local businesses and residents as well as our food preparation partners, we have been able to hold down costs and expand our offerings. In 2023 alone, we were able to raise $728,159 in funding that made a heavy impact on the lives of at-risk seniors in our community. 

We also delivered a whopping 68,676 meals last year! In addition to hot meal delivery, we provide frozen breakfast, cold sack suppers, and even frozen meals to serve clients’ weekend food needs. These meal options and choices are vital, as many of our clients have differing needs. We are able to offer a wide variety of dietary options, which means that those requiring specialized nutrition will get exactly what foods are best for them. This includes accomodations for those with diabetes, heart disease, low fat or low cholesterol diets and more.  

More than ever, we need your help

As we enter 2024, we anticipate the continued growing need of our community’s most vulnerable as well as increasing food costs. For the first time in five years, we will be raising the per-hot-meal price to $5.50, an increase of 55 cents. That increase will allow for nutritional improvements as well as relieving some of the financial burden of our meal providers and accounting for changes in Medicaid standards.  

This year, perhaps more than any other, we ask for your financial support for Meals on Wheels of Hamilton County. Your donations not only provide nourishing meals, but security, comfort, dignity, and most of all compassion. 

Thank you to all of our generous donors and volunteers who helped make 2023 one of our best years yet. Cheers to making an even bigger impact in 2024!