“Never doubt that a small group of committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret Meade
The Meals on Wheels concept originated in London by the Red Cross after World War II and was started in Lynchburg in 1974. The program receives no government funding and depends on private funding and volunteers. Meals on Wheels of the greater Lynchburg area provides one balanced, nutritious, hot meal five days per week for shut-ins who cannot cook for themselves, have no one to cook for them and are unable to leave their homes for meals. This also serves as a reassuring “check-in” for those who live alone and lets them know someone cares.