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Meals on Wheels is a commonly used name for many home-delivery food programs. The program originally began in the United Kingdom during World War Two to reduce food insecurity and to keep morale high during the frequent bombings of London. The program was later adapted for the United States in the 1950’s to support seniors and other house-bound citizens with receiving adequate food. Initially it was implemented state-by-state until 1974 when the Federal government adopted a nation-wide program to improve living conditions for vulnerable groups. There are currently over 5,000 different senior nutrition programs that are supported by U.S. Meals on Wheels.