The need for a local Meals On Wheels program was determined in a survey by the Salisbury District of United Methodist Churches. A public meeting was held in August 1974 with a slide presentation by the High Point Meals On Wheels program. From this a planning committee was formed. In October, bylaws were established for Concord Meals On Wheels and a board of directors elected. Deliveries began on February 3, 1975 with eight clients and four drivers. Volunteers ran the program and meals were prepared by Cabarrus County Schools and Cabarrus Nursing Center.
$7 is the average cost for a nutritious home-delivered meal. The cost of a ONE-YEAR supply of home delivered meals is roughly equal to the cost of ONE DAY in a hospital.