Meaning of meals on wheels

meals' on wheels'

Pronunciation: [key]
— (sometimes cap.)
  1. 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.
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