Individuals aged 60 and older are one of the most vulnerable populations affected by hunger. Millions of older
Americans are not able to prepare proper meals or do not have access to transportation to pick up groceries or supplies.
Under the Older Americans Act, nutrition assistance programs are available to reduce hunger for the elderly. These nutrition programs
connect older participants with support services including transportation, home-health aides, and home modification and food assistance
Good health is closely linked to diet. When an elderly person reduces food intake due to health problems or financial restrictions, they
in fact risk their ablitiy to maintain independent, healthy lifestyles.
Mark Adler, Executive Director
Meals on Wheels South Florida
administers the Federal Older Americans Act's Title III-C nutrition programs throughout Broward County. Meals are provided in both
Congregate Dining and Home Delivered Meals Programs.
The Congregate Dining Program seeks elderly who cannot afford to eat adequately, who lack skills and knowledge to select and prepare
well-balanced meals, who have limited mobility either to shop or cook for themselves, or who have feelings of loneliness and rejection that
have deprived them of the incentive to cook for themselves.
The Home Delivered Meals Program provides meals for Broward elders who are homebound. Priority is given to seniors who are isolated and
Kosher meals are available in both programs, and nutrition education and in-home assessments are also offered.
Because Broward County has one of the largest populations of Seniors in the country, Meals on Wheels South Florida is
one of the largest Meals on Wheels agencies.
BMOW's office is located at 451 N State Road 7 in Plantation. Contributions are accepted.
Telephone Number: 954.731.8770
Business Hours: M-F, 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sophie Urman, Executive Director
The David Posnack Jewish Community Center
administers a countywide Kosher Meal Program through Broward Meals on Wheels. In
addition, the center provides a well-balanced kosher meal, Monday thru Friday. The center is located at 5850 S Pine Island Road in Davie.
Contributions are accepted.
Telephone Number: 954.434.0499