About Us

Who We Are

Meals on Wheels of Arlington, Virginia is a largely volunteer organization delivering meals to homebound residents in Arlington, Virginia.

We started in 1971 with 3 clients and became incorporated in 1984.

We work in partnership with Arlington County’s Agency on Aging, and are affiliated with MOW America.

We are a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization; all donations are tax deductible.

What We Do

Meals are prepared by a commercial caterer, packed in individual thermal coolers, and delivered to our staging area at First Presbyterian Church in Ballston at around 11 am.

Volunteer drivers report to the MOW dispatcher at the church and pick up their meals and route books with detailed route instructions. Meals for a week at a time, 5 fresh and 5 flash frozen, are delivered on Wednesdays.

We currently deliver approximately 30 routes in North and South Arlington; each route has an average of 5-10 clients and takes about 1 ½ hours to complete.

Drivers return empty containers to the church, where they are picked up by the caterer.

Drivers report any issues with the delivery or the welfare of the client to the on-site dispatcher at the church.