meals wheels

meals on wheels

noun (sometimes initial capital letter)
a program, usually one supported or subsidized by a charitable, social, or government agency, for delivering hot meals regularly to elderly, disabled, or convalescing persons who are housebound and cannot cook for themselves.

Origin:
1960–65

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meals on wheels or meals-on-wheels
 
n
(Brit) (functioning as singular) social welfare a service, usually subsidized, and run by a social services department or voluntary body, which delivers hot meals to elderly or housebound people who might otherwise be unable to have them
 
meals-on-wheels or meals-on-wheels
 
n

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