Meals on Wheels Atlanta

Volunteer driver Kevin Thompson loads his car with boxes of food during the Meals On Wheels Thanksgiving meals preparation and delivery day Thursday, November 22, 2018. STEVE SCHAEFER / SPECIAL TO THE AJC
Volunteer driver Kevin Thompson loads his car with boxes of food during the Meals On Wheels Thanksgiving meals preparation and delivery day Thursday, November 22, 2018. STEVE SCHAEFER / SPECIAL TO THE AJC

History: Since 1965, Meals on Wheels Atlanta has provided nutritious meals and friendly conversation to seniors who may have otherwise gone hungry. These meals were initially prepared in a small soup kitchen but now the nonprofit operates a full commercial kitchen off I-75 and Northside Drive.

Did you know: Each year, Meals on Wheels Atlanta provides more than 500,000 meals and more than 330 seniors are on a waiting list for the delivery service. As little as an $8 donation can provide two meals. The organization also provides interior and exterior home repairs or maintenance for seniors in need through its Home Repair Services program.

Its motto: "Can you imagine if your parents or grandparents were hungry?"

How you can help: Buy snacks, donate online, or sign up to volunteer. Purchase a bag or gift box of candied pecans or popcorn from Meals on Wheels Atlanta's "Purposeful Gourmet Foods" social enterprise.

To learn more: Visit mowatl.org or call 404-351-3889.