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Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County

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Causes: Food, Meals on Wheels

Mission: To promote the dignity and independence of older adults, persons with disabilities, and other homebound persons by delivering nutritious meals and providing or coordinating needed services.

Results: Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County has prepared and delivered almost 20 million meals. This program is vital to helping people remain at home in a safe and healthy environment.

Target demographics: Homebound elderly and disabled people in Tarrant County who are unable to prepare meals for themselves and who have no one to do so for them.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 5,026

Geographic areas served: Tarrant County, Texas

Programs: Home-delivered meals Comprehensive Case Management HAIL (Healthy Aging and Independent Living) Client services: companion pet food, friendly visits from volunteers, supplemental pantry food, mobility assistance (wheelchairs, grab bars, ramps, walkers, etc.), utility bill payment assistance, smoke detectors, heaters/blankets, fans/air conditioners, etc.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Melanie Mercer

Board Member

Rating: 5

I was introduced to Meals On Wheels years ago when I learned that my grandfather delivered meals. It was his way of giving back. When my grandfather passed away my parents and brother and sister decided to get involved with Meals On Wheels of Tarrant County to honor my grandfather. The day I delivered my first meal was eye-opening. The clients are so nice and grateful to see someone every day. A little bit of kindness at the right moment can make someone’s day better. I learned so much from my experience. I feel it is my way to pay it forward in my community by delivering meals, planning and/or attending events and being an active board member. Meals On Wheels delivers meals and so much more to home-bound citizens in our community that have little or no help with meal preparation. At this time- my whole family (parents, siblings, spouses and friends) are all involved with Meals On Wheels in delivering meals, money donations, sponsoring, attending and supporting events.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I am a believer of this organization. I am a board member but also have delivered meals for over 2 years. The clients are given wonderful meals that they enjoy. I constantly get positive comments from clients about how good the food is and how easy it is to sign up. Everyone goes above and beyond the call of duty to ensure the clients are looked after and taken care of.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I have delivered for over 3 years now and can't think of a better ran and mor caring organization. It is an honor to serve with the countless number of volunteers and workers of Meals on Wheels of Tarrant County!