Meals on Wheels

Hot, Nutritious Meals Are A Real Life Saver!

Now serving all South San Mateo County from Belmont through East Palo Alto, plus patients discharged from Peninsula Hospital.

Every week, Peninsula Volunteers delivers over 1,500 hot, nutritious meals to primarily homebound seniors and adults with disabilities in San Mateo County who are unable to cook for themselves.

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For those who have been homebound for a long time, the delivery of a hot meal may be the only connection they have with the outside world that day. For others, momentarily sidelined for a few days or weeks, the arrival of a delicious meal can be a precious lifeline that allows them to get on their feet again. Meals on Wheels can be provided during a short-term convalescence or long-term disability.

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What are the meals like?  
Can I get help with diet and other needs?

News & Announcements

Diabetes Do’s and Don’ts

Good health depends on eating a variety of foods that contain the right amounts of carbohydrate, protein, and fat, as well as vitamins, minerals, fiber, and water. People with diabetes do not need special foods. In fact, the foods that are best for someone with diabetes are excellent choices for everyone. It may take some ...READ MORE
Mayors Travel Miles for Smiles

Our mayors and public officials really tore up the turf to deliver those Meals on Wheels on Mayors for Meals Day last week. Each official covered a city to which we deliver daily. Wherever they went, they saw first hand how incredibly important these Meals on Wheels are to homebound seniors and disabled adults, who ...READ MORE
Mayors Delivered Meals and Smiles

                      “Mayors for Meals” is our annual celebration of the crucial nature of our Meals on Wheels to senior health in our community. Each year we have the mayors, city and county officials from South San Mateo County personally deliver Meals on Wheels to their ...READ MORE
Brain Health as We Age

Keeping your brain healthy and the best prevention for loss of brain functioning is proving to be a matter of diet and exercise. Recent and extensive studies across the US with aging citizens demonstrate how simple it can be. That’s why Peninsula Volunteers is so committed to – and EFFECTIVE with – good nutrition for ...READ MORE
Food IS Good Medicine!

At Meals on Wheels we have long known that food is good medicine. Our direct experience over 36 years with food recipients shows how vital these daily, hot, nutritious meals are to keeping seniors alive, healthy and out of hospitals. Good nutrition is extra important to seniors in helping with fall prevention. Our daily safety ...READ MORE

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Peninsula Volunteers Meals on Wheels is funded in part with support from these sponsors:
Older Americans Act through the County of San Mateo, County of San Mateo CDBG, Second Harvest Food Bank, Sequoia Healthcare District, CHW/Sequoia Hospital FoundationSilicon Valley Community Foundation,Subaru "Share the Love", the Brin Wojcicki Foundation, Menlo Park Rotary Club, Sunrise Redwood City Rotary, and San Carlos Rotary.