Meals On Wheels of Greater St. Louis, Programs Seriving St. Louis City & County, nutritious meals, planned and prepared by professionals, provided at cost to recipients, packed and delivered by volunteers
Who Is Eligible
How to Request Meals
How To Volunteer

About Us

Meals on Wheels of Greater St. Louis is a not-for profit, all-volunteer program delivering affordable, nutritious meals to the elderly, handicapped, and convalescent in the St. Louis area. We serve those that are unable to shop for and prepare their own meals.

Home meal service to the St. Louis area was started in 1972 by Church Women United, an ecumenical women’s group. The Church Women United Meals on Wheels program began with service to Kirkwood and Lemay. Meals on Wheels of Greater St. Louis became the successor to that program, was incorporated in 1993, and is now the umbrella organization for 13 individual area programs. Since inception 50 years ago, dedicated volunteers have delivered over 12 million nutritional noontime meals to our recipients!

Each area program’s food preparation is contracted with local organization kitchens, i.e. hospitals, nursing homes, and caterers. This ensures a meal planned and prepared by professionals. Meals are supplied at cost to our recipients. Once prepared, the meals are packed for delivery by volunteers. The meals are then promptly delivered directly to the recipient’s residence by volunteers using their own cars. Meals on Wheels of Greater St. Louis is an all-volunteer program...there is no paid staff. If you are interested in volunteering for this valuable community service, see How To Volunteer.

Meals on Wheels of Greater St. Louis receives no governmental funds or subsidies. It receives donations from church groups, businesses, civic organizations, and individuals. Such donations help certain recipients who are experiencing extreme financial hardship and cannot afford to pay the entire cost of a meal. If you would like to contribute, see Donations.

If you or someone that you know has interest in receiving meals, please see Who Is Eligible.


P.O. Box 410395
St. Louis, MO 63141
Tel: 314-374-9549
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