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  • FORMAT CHANGE AND OTHER MEASURES TAKEN TO DEAL WITH COVID-19 EMERGENCY

    For the health and safety of our clients, staff, and volunteers, changes in our delivery format have been made. Starting Monday March 23rd, we began delivery of meals once per week on Monday. Each client will receive either five or three frozen meals (based on client needs) along with a bag of shelf-stable groceries that takes the place of the regular cold meal. To apply for home delivery of meals, please complete the Meals Application Form located under the Receive Meals tab.  If you are unable to complete the form, please call the Meals on Wheels office at (814) 237-8135.

  • Centre Gives 2020 to be held on May 12th & 13th

    Centre Gives 2020, the 36-hour online giving event sponsored by Centre Foundation and designed to encourage community giving, will be held from 9:00 am on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 until Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 9:00 pm. State College Meals on Wheels will be participating again this year – your tax deductible donations are enhanced with the availability of $200,000 in matching funds that are prorated based on the amount each organization raises. To participate, go to CentreGives.org on May 12 or 13 and select Meals on Wheels or your favorite nonprofit. Since its inception in 2012, $8.2 million has been raised via Centre Gives for more than 175 non-profits in Centre County. Since our annual benefit dinner has been canceled due to the COVID-19 crisis, please consider a gift this year to Meals on Wheels during Centre Gives as we attempt to offset the loss of income.

  • ANNUAL BENEFIT DINNER FEATURING MATT MILLEN HAS BEEN CANCELED

    Due to the COVID-19 Emergency and the need to avoid large gatherings, the Annual Benefit Dinner scheduled for May 14th has been canceled. We regret that this event cannot be held as it was to feature Penn State and NFL football great, Matt Millen, as our honored guest and speaker. We hope to be back on track in May 2021 and it is our hope that Matt can be with us at that time. To help offset the loss of income from this event, please consider a donation to State College Meals on Wheels during Centre Gives to be held on May 12th and 13th.

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Why Meals on Wheels?

Home-delivered meals enable clients to age independently or heal in the comfort of their homes, thereby helping clients maintain a positive mental outlook, sustain social connections, and even help keep their families intact.  On the state level, approximately 15% of Pennsylvania’s senior citizens face food insecurity or threat of hunger (Source: Meals on Wheels Association of Pennsylvania)

Individuals who are food insecure are less likely to have good nutritional habits and are at higher risk of chronic health conditions and depression.  By providing a regular source of nutritional meals, Meals on Wheels fights food insecurity and senior hunger and promotes better health and quality of life.  Clients also benefit from a brief, but daily, social interaction when a volunteer delivers the freshly made meals to the client’s door.

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