Meals on Wheels Martin County, a charitable service by the Council on Aging of Martin County at the Kane Center, provides hot, noontime, home-delivered meals to individuals who are unable to shop or cook for themselves; have limited financial resources; or suffer from poor physical health and limited mobility. Although Meals on Wheels primarily serves seniors, it is available to all Martin County residents who don't know where their next meal will come from. The Meals on Wheels program vastly improves the overall health and well-being of its recipients. A nutritious, wholesome meal is proven to: improve balance; enhance mental health; increase energy; reduce recovery time from illness and injury; improve cognitive health; and enhance the immune system. But Meals on Wheels is so much more than a healthy meal; it's also a lifeline. Daily meal deliveries also mean a daily wellness check. For many recipients, a Meals on Wheels volunteer is their only regular human contact. Our volunteers are trained to respond to emergencies, and on many occasions have been instrumental in saving the life of a client in distress. Although Meals on Wheels provides daily meal deliveries to 1,000 seniors each year, there are still a growing number of seniors waiting for government funding to benefit from our service. All donations from 2017 Great Give will go towards feeding those on this waitlist.