Serving Our Community Since 1971


Events
Thank you to our sponsors, donors, participants and volunteers for supporting our fundraising events.
 
These events are an integral part of our effort to raise over $450,000 each year to meet the need for home-delivered meals in Lehigh County.
 
Our three 2014 events, the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community, 22nd Annual Golf, and 14th Annual Bountiful Bowl raised more than $61,000 to fund over 7,800 meals.

Thank you again for your support.

Check back here in 2015 for information on next year's events. 
 
SAVE THE DATE:  Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community, 9:00 am May 30, 2015 at DeSales University. 
 
The official registration and financial information about Meals on Wheels of Lehigh County may be obtained from the PA Dept. of State by calling toll-free in the state of PA 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement. 
 


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Nutrition/Meals

Before I had Meals on Wheels, I can remember going to bed hungry sometimes. Now I eat all kinds of good food and your volunteers are so nice. Thank you for bringing my meals to me.
Esther, age 91
Diets and Menu
Meals on Wheels has a 5-week rotating menu prepared by a nutritionist that meets strictly regulated PA dietary guidelines for older adults. Each meal contains 1/3 RDA, providing clients with the proper amount of protein, vitamins, minerals, calories, etc., as well as a wide variety of foods from the basic food groups. All meals are low sodium, low fat, and low cholesterol.

Regular
Each meal is low salt <2 gm.), low fat, low cholesterol, ranging between 700-800 calories and meeting the needs of a liberal bland diet.

Diabetic
Each meal is low salt (< 2g), low fat, low cholesterol, and low concentrated sugar. Meals range from 650-800 calories and follow the guidelines of the ADA diet. Occasional sweet desserts are calculated into the caloric allowance.

Renal
Two daily meals consist of 2-2.5 gm. sodium ,1-1.5 gm. Potassium 1-1.5 mg. Phosphorus,70-80 gm. Protein, 1200-1500 Calories

Soft
Foods not naturally soft are chopped into small squares for people with chewing or biting problems.

Pureed

Food is a thick liquid consistency for people with swallowing problems.
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