The philosophy of Meals on Wheels is simple. Emphasis is placed on individuals versus numbers; communities as opposed to governmental boundaries; and timely services versus waiting lists.
“It really helps me live, I guess, a little more independently than I was able to before I got Meals on Wheels.” -Joel
Meals on Wheels provides more than a meal, but security, independence, and friendship as well. Often times, we're the only people they see in a day. That face to face interaction nourishes a senior's mental health; while the meals nourish them physically.
Nearly 7.4 million seniors have incomes below the poverty line. That's an income of $240 a week or less. After housing, utility and medical expenses, that leaves very little for food. The numbers below reflect the efforts of Meals on Wheels North Central Texas in fiscal year 2021.
We mobilize across 2,772 square miles to ensure our seniors are well-fed, safe, and reminded of their value to their community. With almost half of our clients living alone, we are a formidable advocate for a vulnerable population facing food insecurity, unattended injury, and loneliness.