Endowment Fund of Meals on Wheels of The Greater Lehigh Valley
The Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley Endowment Fund was created to protect the Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley’s (MOWGLV) charitable dollars for the future and to ensure a source of support for their programs.
Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley started in 1971 providing daily meals to 15 people. From the beginning, this Meals on Wheels program was dedicated to ensuring that people who were unable to cook for themselves not only received a meal, but were given customized, healthy meals that met their dietary restrictions and promoted health. That same dedication still drives us today. We ensure no senior or person with disabilities in the Lehigh Valley goes without food.
We provide over 1,500 meals per day — five days a week, year round. Though we have improved our meals over the years to offer locally-farmed fresh fruits and vegetables during the Lehigh Valley growing season and expanded our dietary restrictions to provide specialized meals for diabetic, renal, pureed and any food allergy/preference such as gluten-free or no seafood, we are still committed to the core of our work: to make sure people receive the food they need. With supplemental programs that address client concerns such as Ani-Meals which provides pet food and Grocery Shopping services, we are adapting and changing to meet the ever growing needs of people in the Lehigh Valley. All of our meal plans are created and approved by a licensed dietician to provide 1/3 the Recommended Daily Allowance for macro and micro nutrients. We do whatever it takes to make sure every homebound senior and person with disabilities in the Lehigh Valley is fed healthy meals, checked every day and able to stay in their own homes for as long as they would like.
Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley has grown into the largest provider of home delivered meals in the Valley and an award-winning Meals on Wheels at the national level. Every year, more than 2,000 seniors, people with disabilities and their loving families are served by our programs.
Gifts to the Fund can be made by submitting a check, payable to the Endowment Fund of Meals on Wheels of the Greater Lehigh Valley., to the Lehigh Valley Community Foundation, 840 W. Hamilton Street, Suite 310, Allentown, PA 18101. Gifts can also be made via credit card by clicking the link below.