History & Mission
No Atlanta area senior is hungry, cold or forgotten.
To support senior independence through meals, shelter, education and community.
We will treat our seniors with compassion, respect and dignity.
We will implement innovative and high quality services in response to senior needs.
We will promote community involvement, collaboration and volunteerism.
We will manage our resources responsibly.
We will model and create best practices.
We will educate the community about senior needs.
Meals On Wheels Atlanta was created as Senior Citizen Services in 1965, when a community assessment determined that Atlanta lacked sufficient resources or infrastructure to meet the existing and expanding
needs of elderly citizens. In the 30 years before 2000, the senior population of Atlanta doubled. By 2030, it will double again. The needs-based, senior-focused creation of Senior
Citizen Services set the tone of the organization, which continues to develop innovative solutions to the needs of the growing senior population. Since the organization’s inception,
it has been close partners with the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta, the Community Foundation for Greater Atlanta, governmental agencies and other nonprofit organizations.