Since its founding in 1972, Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula, Inc. (MOWMP) has offered healthy nutrition to the homebound. The agency has subsequently expanded over the years and now offers a breadth of health and wellness services to Peninsula residents through three (3) core programs.
The Home Delivered Meals program provides home delivered meals five days per week, with an optional meal for the weekend, to frail, elderly and disabled adults. Eighty percent of home delivered meals clients are low-income. Meals on Wheels asks a suggested donation of its clients, but no client is ever denied services because of inability to contribute.
The Group Dining program offers a hot, nutritious noon luncheon to ambulatory seniors at four sites in Marina, Seaside, Monterey and Pacific Grove. As important as the meal is the opportunity to dine in the company of friends and new acquaintances.
The Sally Griffin Active Living Center (SGALC) provides over 22,000 hours of exercise, health and wellness and enrichment classes and activities per year at its location at 700 Jewell Avenue, Pacific Grove, CA. The Center is fully owned and operated by Meals on Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula, Inc.