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.
Meals on Wheels provides more than a meal, but security, independence, and friendship as well. Often times, we're the only people many of the seniors we serve see in a day. That face to face interaction nourishes a senior's mental health; while the meals nourish them physically.
More than 17 million Americans age 65+ have incomes at or below the poverty line. 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 2023. .
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We mobilize across 3,401 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.