A proud history of delivering Meals on Wheels around the world & at home
Founded in 1947 in Great Britain during the Blitz as many people lost their homes and the ability to cook their own food, The Women’s Volunteer Service for Civil Defense (WVS, later WRVS), began delivering food to those in need. Many early services used old prams to deliver the meals, using straw bales and even felt hats to keep the meals warm.
As the concept of delivering meals made its way across the world, modern programs began delivering meals to the housebound elderly for free or with donations. Programs around the world vary widely in their size, service provided, organization and funding.