Welcome to The Meals on Wheels Family

The Heart That Gives, Gathers.

Meals on Wheels is a multi-faceted welfare non-profit organization tasked with helping poverty-stricken South Africans with nutritious meals and food security. Our aim is a hunger-free country, ensuring every elderly person and child can go to bed with a full tummy. To accomplish this enormous feat, we’ll need all the help we can get and would love you to get involved with us…

SMS the word MEAL to 39055 (Each SMS is billed at R15, one meal – SA Only)

Jagersfontein Disaster

Together with the Free State Office of the Premier and Dept of Social Development-Free State, MOWCS will be offering support by providing cooked meals, clean water and Blankets. We also need YOUR help to make an even greater impact and feed more families.

get involved

These are the many ways you or your business can get involved in helping our struggling friends.

What we do

We strive to meet all the basic needs of our communities; see how we go about that.

Where we work

Meals on Wheels was established in East London in 1964 – since then, we’ve spread all over SA. Find one of our service centres here:

Your Sponsorship Makes a Difference

Your sponsorship makes a huge difference, you would think that planting a single tree would make no difference in the world, but we would have no trees if everyone felt that way. The same applies to giving; if we all do just a little, together we can do so much.

SMS the word MEAL to 39055 (Each SMS is billed at R15, one meal – SA Only)

Tax Certificates

Use the secure online Tax Certificate request form to request that your Tax documents be sent to you via email.

How are we making a difference?

Through countless efforts and generous donations from caring individuals and organizations, we have served over 31 million meals per annum. In addition to many other services, such as our Caregiver Service, Orphan Service, and Eco Garden Service, we have truly made a substantial difference in South Africa. Still, we are far from burying poverty forever. For that, we will need more help than ever before. Please take that pledge and help us make SA a hunger-free country.

“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” -Winston Churchill


Million Meals per Annum


Service Points


Caring Volunteers


Delivery Vehicles

Latest news

We’ve been busy! Find out what we’re doing in the communities we love and how you can get involved below.

August 2023 Newsletter

Celebrating a Legacy of Giving: Our Mandela Month Triumph.

Jagersfontein Disaster

Learn how you can help support the Jagersfontein community.

Nelson Mandela Day 2022

“Do what you can, with what you have, wherever you are.”

Children's Fund

At this very moment, nearly 3 million children are experiencing perpetual hunger in South Africa. That means that every night almost 4 out of 10 children go hungry. We want to change that, and we’ll need your help to do it! We’re proud to announce the launch of the Meals on Wheels Children’s Fund. We aim to make sure every child in South Africa can go to bed after a filling and nutritious meal every night.

The plan

Find as much help as possible! We’re working hard on getting this message out there to encourage all South African’s to help save our next generation.

The Impact

So far, we’ve been able to feed up to ________ children annually. That’s a fantastic feat, but we’re not there yet; we’ll need your help to get to ________.

How you can contribute

We appreciate any and all forms of charity: donations of clothing, food, time, or money can all be used to uplift the lives of our children.

Your contributions, both big and small have an impact

If every person in the world would donate just a few meals a month, poverty would soon be assigned to the past.

SMS the word MEAL to 39055 (Each SMS is billed at R15, one meal – SA Only)

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