News & Media

A meal and a caring person makes a vital difference in the life and wellness of an older adult living in your neighborhood.

Here you’ll find stories and photos of people in our community touched, nourished, and buoyed through Meals on Wheels Orange County.

Meals on Wheels Orange County Mission

To nourish the wellness, purpose and dignity of older adults and their families in our community.

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Press Contacts

Members of the media may contact:

Darla Olson,
VP, Advancement

Meals on Wheels Orange County News

SeniorServ Becomes Meals on Wheels Orange County to Raise Awareness about Hunger among At-Risk Older Adults
SeniorServ formally announced that it has become Meals on Wheels Orange County to raise much-needed awareness around the need to address hunger among at-risk older adults in the County. Learn more

Openings available now for Meals on Wheels & Senior Lunch Café Program
For more information please contact Meals on Wheels Orange County TODAY at 714-823-3294. Learn more

Meals on Wheels Orange County Honors OC’s Unsung Heroes and Raises $315,000
“Over 650 guest honored dozens of senior care providers at the 8th annual senior Care Hero Awards (SCHA) gala on October 20 at the City National Grove of Anaheim.” Read more

Fairhaven Memorial Steps Up as Diamond Sponsor of Meals on Wheels Orange County Senior care Hero Awards
“It was a natural fit to support this event in a meaningful way because our values are so closely aligned with those of Meals on Wheels Orange County. Respect, Integrity, Service Excellence and Building Enduring Relationships – these are the values that drive everything we do.” Learn more

Meals on Wheels Orange County is an Official Ambassador of Malnutrition Awareness Week
Find out more during Malnutrition Awareness Week, Sept 23-27, 2019. Read more

We’re proud of our Meals on Wheels Orange County CEO!
While Meals on Wheels Orange County is local, our CEO Holly Hagler recognizes the importance of working collectively with others across the nation. Read more

Meals on Wheels Orange County Receives $20,000 Grant from Bank of America
Meals on Wheels Orange County was presented with a $20,000 grant from Bank of America, as part of its philanthropic partnership with community service providers throughout Orange County. Read more

“Young at Heart” program, Public Cable Television Authority
Meals on Wheels Orange County programs profoundly impact the lives of aging adults in Orange County, just ask the folks at the Public Cable Television Authority. Watch our video and see how you can get involved. Donations and cheerful volunteers are always welcome. View Video

Meals on Wheels Orange County Adult Day Health Care Centers Selected for CalOptima PACE Expansion
After CalOptima’s thorough review of service quality, financial stability, operational capabilities and more, Meals on Wheels Orange County’s Adult Day Health Care centers in Santa Ana and Anaheim (formerly VIP Adult Day Health Care) are two of the five CBAS centers selected as community-based partners for the expansion. Read more

Meals on Wheels Orange County Receives $20,000 from Bank of America for Meals on Wheels Program
The grant will provide hundreds of meals to our county’s most vulnerable seniors ensuring our goal of sustainability in meeting an increasing demand for Orange County’s growing senior population.  Read more

Subaru Share the Love Event Helps Meals on Wheels Orange County Deliver Nutritious Meals to Orange County Seniors
“Since its inception, Share the Love has helped deliver more than 1.4 million meals to seniors served by Meals on Wheels. It is our hope that this year’s event ensures that even more seniors receive the nourishment they need to continue living independently at home.”  Read more

In the Media

Meet Orange County’s 100 top influencers for 2019, OC Register

Meals on Wheels Orange County’s Senior Care Hero Awards Dazzles,

Meals on Wheels OC’s chief spotlights hunger among older adults, OC Register

SeniorServ becomes Meals on Wheels Orange County to raise awareness about hunger among at-risk older adults, OC Breeze

Anaheim Seniors Have A New Ally: An App That Helps Track Their Well-Being, LAist

Westminster Mayor and Meals on Wheels, The O Sceen

Seniors walk the fashion runway in Anaheim, Orange County Register

Meals on Wheels Orange County unveils renovated Anaheim center, Orange County Register

Seniorserv unveils Anaheim Adult Day Health Center, Buena Park – Anaheim, Independent

Nonprofit Provides Job Opportunities for Developmentally Disabled, Spectrum News

For homebound seniors, nutritious Meals on Wheels; for developmentally disabled adults who deliver them, a sense of purpose, Orange County Register

Brenda Smith, Senior Care Hero Awards Winner, Needs Your Help, OC Weekly

Fontana Resident Gets Caregiver Award, Fontana Herald News

Meals on Wheels Orange County Receives $20,000 from Bank of America,

Hero Awards Raises $205K, Orange County Register

Shortage of housing and food are the top senior concerns in Orange County, Orange County Register

Susan Papiri and Senior Care Awards Honoree Alfonso Jackson interview, The Critical Mass Radio Show

A Battle to Save Seniors, Orange County Register 

Senior Care Hero Awards Recipient Named OC Register’s 100 Most Influential People of 2014, Orange County Register

NBC 4, I am a Volunteer, NBC Los Angeles

The heart, soul and manpower behind Meals on Wheels Orange County

Senior population in O.C. more vibrant than ever, but risks exist, Orange County Register

Caring for those who have cared for usOrange County Register

Advocates say seniors at risk with further federal cutsOrange County Register

Serving food and conversation lifts senior’s spiritsOrange County Register

Woman and son struggle to meet needs, Orange County Register

State settlement spares adult day health, Orange County Register

Holiday meal served with laughs and dancing, Orange County Register