Our fundraising efforts focus on raising funds to support the Meal Subsidy Program. Among the 1,500 seniors we serve annually, 90% are low income and unable to pay the partial or total cost of meal assistance. Government meal subsidies, that help to cover the portion of the cost of meals that seniors cannot afford, have remained stagnant. For this reason, we must subsidize the cost of each meal we prepare at the rate of $1.18 per meal for a total cost of $621,000. In addition to meal subsidies, your contribution is needed and appreciated to help support the purchase of new food service equipment used in the preparation of meals and to maintain and improve the Meals On Wheels facility.
Corporate Matching Gift Program – Matching gifts can help double your donation to Meals On Wheels. Please check with your employer to see if they participate in a Matching Gift Program.
Tribute Gifts – You are welcome to designate a gift in memory or in honor of a loved one, family member or friend.
Ani-Meal Tribute Gift – You may choose to designate a gift in memory or in honor of your own pet, family members’ or friends’ pet. All proceeds will support the Ani-Meals Program which provides food and other necessities to our clients with pets.
Gift Designations: You can designate your gift to support any of the following:
The Meal Subsidy Program — to help cover the costs of providing 525,000 meals each year.
Meal Assistance Fund — to assist low income seniors to pay their portion of a meal due to financial hardship.
Grocery Shopping Services — to support the cost of operating a grocery shopping service for seniors who cannot shop, but still can prepare meals themselves.
Compassionate Care Fund — to help seniors who are unable to afford the cost of fans during the summer or experience loss of hot water, heat or some other emergency.
Meals On Wheels Endowment Fund – to help build the endowment fund to ensure the availability of financial resources we need to meet challenges in the years ahead. We welcome future gifts such as will provisions, beneficiary designations and outright gifts.
By Mail, please send your gift to:
Meals On Wheels of Northampton County
4240 Fritch Drive
Bethlehem, PA 18020
Special Events and Programs:
Highmark Walk For a Healthy Community – Meals On Wheels is one of the many organizations participating in this event held each year in June. Funds that we raise go directly to support The Meal Subsidy Program.
Gala – a biennial event, hosted by Meals On Wheels of Northampton County, to support the Meal Assistance Fund.
Please see the Events Page for more information about each event.