Meals on Wheels And More, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   13 reviews

Issues: Food, Human Services

Location: 3227 E. 5th St. Austin TX 78702 USA

Mission: To nourish and enrich the lives of the homebound and other people in need through services that promote dignity and independent living.
Results: We distribute more than 1 million meals annually in Central Texas. In addition to our home delivered meals, we have several "And More" programs that allow us to address a client's holistic needs. Last year, our volunteers provided 1,466 rides to medical appointments, 652 minor home repairs, 5,041 trips to the grocery store, 10,602 care calls, and many more services!
Target demographics: Homebound elderly and disabled individuals in the Austin, Texas area and low-income children who participate in certain after-school programs.
Direct beneficiaries per year: More than 3,400
Geographic areas served: Central Texas
Programs: Meals on Wheels Groceries to Go Care Calls Medi Wheels Handy Wheels H.O.P.E. Country Wheels P.A.L.S. Mike's Place Meals for Kids Second Meals Congregate Meals Home Repair
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Rating: 5 stars  

MoWaM sets the standard for basis needs delivery in Central Texas. The holistic approach provides so much more than a hot meal. Our volunteers provide life-sustaining support for our neighbors in need.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization represents the very best in life affirming services that allow our clients to live independently with dignity. The full spectrum of services offered provides a comprehensive support structure. Beginning with the hot nutrious meal that provides critical health benefits, our case managers insure that our clients needs are met on many levels. A four star rating from Charity Navigator for six years running attests to the quality of our program.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is the premier non-profit organization in Austin that provides life-sustaining support for our neighbors in need. The hot meal is only the beginning as we have adopted a case management model that prioritizes needs and provide a comprehensive spectrum of care. The people who work and those who volunteer for MoWaM recieve much more in return for their service.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

Meals on Wheels and More of Austin is the finest organization of its kind. I have volunteered since 1985 and continue to be impressed by the passion and love that is present in all of the fine folks who work and volunteer at MoWaM. Our holistic model of case management and client services is being recognized as a true innovation and will be adopted by others. Our finanacial management is without peer as we have had 14 straight years of clean audits and continue to be good stewards of the support we receive from all our donors. We contiually strive to anticipate the growing needs of the home bound and elderly and focus on what is important.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen the faces of our clients as they receive their hot meal and understand how vital it is. Their ability to live independently with dignity is based not only on the meal delivery but all of the other support services that are provided.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would increase the funding sources to allow us to eliminate the waiting list and fully fund all of our programs.

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Rating: 5 stars  

At a time when our public sector is growing harsher with its choices… choosing to add to the burdens of those who have nothing (or next to nothing)… and at a time when our economy is pushing more families to their limits… the role of organizations like Austin’s own Meals on Wheels and More becomes even more critical.

As a donor, I look for an organization that is as creative and as resourceful as those who are scraping to get by. I expect that organization to be compassionate. But that compassion must be married to deep competence if not excellence or that compassion, in real terms, will be unsustainable. Finally, I look for an organization who has a leader with a commitment to service coursing through his or her veins… and who wants nothing more than to be useful and to help our “modern lepers”… the ones we shun and a turn a blind eye toward. I am fortunate to have found one such organization and one such leader: Meals on Wheels and More… and Dan Pruett.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

... having the pleasure of meeting with some of Meals on Wheels and More's clients. They feel respected... served. And listened to.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

... be a multi-millionaire and be able to give much more... happily, I might add.

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