Meals on Wheels, which began home-delivered meals in New Castle on September 11, 1970, is a nonprofit corporation governed by a 10-member volunteer board of directors. Originally operating out of the Salvation Army building on Grant Street, the program now works in partnership with UPMC Nutritional Services. Their dietary staff prepares and packages all meals, including special dietary menus such as low sodium, renal or diabetic meals.
Our friendly volunteers deliver to our clients one hot meal and one cold meal weekdays between 10:30 am and 12:30 pm. While the majority of Meals on Wheels recipients are elderly, the program is available to home bound persons of any age or economic status who are unable to shop for and/or prepare meals for themselves. Meals can be served on a long term basis or for a few weeks to help with recuperation, to aid in a crisis, or to provide a caregiver with respite care.
Meals on Wheels of New Castle is funded solely by meal payments from our clients, and donations from churches, civic organizations, foundations and other members of our community. We are a member of Meals on Wheels Association of America and Meals on Wheels Association of Pennsylvania.