Budgets

Meals on Wheels fast facts

Ed Henry spoke with the CEO of the program

 

Fast facts on Meals on Wheels: 

  • Total seniors served by Meals on Wheels programs in 2016: 2,405,394;
  • total meals served in 2016: 219 million;
  • meals on Wheels serves more than 500,000 veterans each year;
  • government funds account for 3% of the group’s national office total revenue in 2015;
  • the overwhelming majority of revenue (68%) came from corporate and foundation grants;
  • 1/3 of the funding for local programs comes from another federal program -- the Older Americans Act -- which is under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Source: Meals on Wheels America, 2015 Financial Statement and 2016 Fact sheet