When you donate to our program, you can rest assured that your money will be used for meals to a homebound senior or adult with a disability living in Lehigh County.
Meals on Wheels programs across the country are not chapters of a national organization. Although they may belong to Meals on Wheels America, which provides education and advocacy services, they operate independently.
Meals on Wheels of Lehigh County was founded in 1971 by a group of concerned local citizens who learned of an Allentown couple almost starving because they had no family to help them. Our founders never wanted this to happen again in Lehigh County.
About 23% of our budget comes from government funding. If this funding was cut, we would have to find additional money from our community or institute a waiting list for our program. Seniors can’t wait–so we depend upon our community for the majority of the $650,000 we need to raise this year.