The award-winning State College Area Meals on Wheels program has served more than a million meals since it was founded in 1971. A staff of three and an army of volunteers prepare, package, and deliver the food to clients throughout the State College School District.
Meals on Wheels delivers food to qualified, homebound individuals every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday between 10:45 am and 12:15 pm. Each client receives one hot meal and a bag supper meal on a delivery day.
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MOW Welcomes New Executive Director. Christine Tyler is the new Executive Director of State College Area Meals on Wheels, succeeding Anna Carol Buffington. Tyler becomes only the fifth Executive Director in the 42-1/2 year existence of SCMOW. Originally from Dubois, PA, she has spent the last 27 years in Jacksonville, FL. The move to State College during this harsh winter has been "invigorating," to say the least! She is very excited at the opportunity to lead this important community service organization and has especially enjoyed getting to know a highly skilled team of cooks and wonderful corps of volunteers. Tyler brings a wealth of experience in non-profit human service organizations to SCMOW. Most recently, with the Women's Center of Jacksonville, she was the director of five distinct community education programs. She has also supervised programs to address the needs of children, low-income and food insecure families, and people with disabilities. Tyler eagerly looks forward to the challenges associated with operating a small community non-profit.
MOW Annual Dinner May 15, 2014 - Steve Jones, the dynamic and popular local radio sportscaster, will be the guest speaker for this year's dinner. Steve has been the play-by-play voice of the Nittany Lion football and men's basketball teams, and the State College Spikes for many years. Steve is famously known for his energy, enthusiasm, and unparalleled professionalism as a sports broadcaster. In recognition of his accomplishments, a state-of-the-art broadcasting training complex at Penn State was named in his honor in April 2012. We look forward to sharing the evening with Steve. Dinner Info Flyer | 2013 Auction Items Listing
Spotlight on Senior Hunger. A Research Report just released by the National Foundation to End Senior Hunger (NFESH) and Feeding America shows that senior food insecurity is getting much worse. The report examines the growth of senior hunger in the United States and reveals that the number of food insecure seniors above the age of 60 has more than doubled to 4.8 million from 2001 to 2011. Click here to read the report.
Volunteers Are Always Needed! Make a real difference in the life of a homebound person. Flexible scheduling. Mileage reimbursement available. More