2021 marks the fiftieth year that Meals on Wheels has delivered meals to homebound individuals in the Arlington VA community.   Our service assists those who continue to live in their own homes, but cannot safely provide meals for themselves.  In addition to reliably delivering healthy food, MOW provides a regular “check in” with clients who are living alone.   In 1971 MOW was founded  by the Visiting Nurses Association of Northern Virginia in collaboration with the United Church Women of Arlington and the Service League of Northern Virginia. In 1984 MOW was incorporated and set up a formal governing structure. Since 1988 MOW’s distribution site has been at the First Presbyterian Church in Ballston.

Over the years these services to thousands of clients continue to be provided by a dedicated core of volunteers.

Due to Covid-19, most meal deliveries take place once a week on Wednesday until further notice.

Meals on Wheels of Arlington, Virginia

Serving the Arlington County Community Since 1971

What We Do

Meals are prepared each day by a commercial caterer and individually packed.

Volunteer drivers deliver food along 20 routes in Arlington County.

One hot meal and one cold meal is delivered to each client every weekday.

By the Numbers


meals per month


clients in Arlington


volunteer drivers


years of service

Can You Help?

Volunteer drivers are the engines that move us.

  • Drivers should be available at least one weekday per month.
  • Individuals or teams welcome
  • Organizations can “Adopt a Route”

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