The Ethos Nutrition program started in 1973 and is one of more than 5,000 local Senior Nutrition Programs in the United States. Through its home delivered meals (Meals on Wheels) and congregate meals (Community Cafés) programs, Ethos provides well over 2.5 million meals to seniors who need them each year. The organization also offers nutrition check-ups and counseling from a licensed dietitian, as well as a variety of activities and programs at many of its Community Cafés.

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Why Meals on Wheels
For millions of Americans, Meals on Wheels and Congregate Meal programs are literally the difference between remaining in their own homes and needing to relocate to a nursing facility. The nutritious meal, friendly visit and safety check help them cope with three of the biggest threats of aging: hunger, isolation, and loss of independence. Research proves that when seniors have the right support, they gain greater quality of life, need fewer…


Meals on Wheels in Boston delivers the support that keeps seniors in their own homes, where they want to be.

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Our Focus
Every weekday, Ethos brings hot, nutritious meals to thousands of homebound elderly residents in Boston. Along with a well-balanced meal, our Meals on Wheels drivers serve up a cheerful, consistent presence while also keeping a watchful eye over each recipient’s health and safety. The Ethos Meals on Wheels Program caters to many tastes, with menus that feature, Kosher, Caribbean, Asian, Vietnamese, Italian, African American, vegetarian, and…