The holidays are often a time of loneliness for homebound seniors, who can feel forgotten while others celebrate happy traditions with family. You can change that.

The Meals on Wheels Orange County Holiday Gift Program is dedicated to helping the most vulnerable older adults feel loved and appreciated. For many, this gift will be the only present they receive this holiday season.  Not only does it provide everyday necessities that recipients can’t always afford or get themselves, but this gift also brings holiday cheer and smiles. This holiday season, your elderly neighbors need you more than ever!


This is an easy and thoughtful way to show love to your community! Along with individuals and families, we also partner with churches, corporations, and businesses to brighten a senior’s holiday season. You can do one or more of the following to make a difference today:

Purchase any of the items on our Amazon Wishlist, which will be shipped directly to us. Dedicated volunteers will distribute these to local seniors.

Amazon Wishlist

Cover the cost of a special holiday meal. Just $10 will provide a heartwarming nutritious meal to a senior in need this holiday season.


Provide gift cards that will be used all year long to buy necessities for your homebound elderly neighbors, such as walkers, hygiene items, and pet food. These are critical to our mission to deliver more than a meal.


Want to let others know? Download a program flyer here.


“I want to thank the person that gave an old lady like me this gift. I’m almost 93 years old, and this is such a kind act. Everything that was in this box was needed.  I also want to thank you for sending this beautiful little poem. I’d like to give this person a big hug. Thank you so much!”

Evelyn S.

“Thank you for the gift bags. And thank you for the thought. We have no money for Christmas, so we were not able to get anything. And thank you for the Meals On Wheels.”

Mr. and Mrs. R.

 “I’m so thrilled and excited out of my [mind] for such a beautiful little note and the gift card. Thanks so much—you made my Christmas.”

Mike P.

“Everything in here is of use to me and it is my only gift under the tree.

This is such a nice thing. Thank you so much.”


If you have questions, please contact

Linda Molthen
(714) 229-3377