Fund a Meal
Delivering fresh, nutritious meals is our primary focus. Sponsoring one or more clients will truly make a difference:
- $6.50 feeds a person in need for one day
- $32.50 feeds a person in need for one week
- $130 feeds a person in need for one month
- $1,690 feeds a person in need for an entire year
Gifts & Donations
Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County relies on community donations for more than 50% of our budget. Individual, foundation, church, civic group, business, and client contributions are extremely important. Financial donations, volunteer time, and in-kind donation of services or products are appreciated. Consider making an online donation today.
The Endowment Fund is an important element to our overall fundraising plans. This fund was established to ensure that meals and other services would be available for future generations. Contributions to this fund are professionally invested to maximize the interest income. A portion of the interest is gifted annually to the Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County operating fund for meals.
The Legacy Society
The Legacy Society was formed by people who believe in the mission of Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County and who support that belief by making substantial financial gifts and commitments to ensure that meals will be available for future generations.
Donors, caring volunteers, meal recipients, and their families want to make sure the program is financially prepared to meet the ongoing needs of elderly and disabled homebound people.
- Fund-A-Meal Forever – a gift of $24,000 to the Endowment Fund will provide meals for one person FOREVER!
- Named Funds – your gift of $5,000 to the Endowment Fund will provide 50 meals each year FOREVER!
- Include Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County in your Will or Estate Plan – please let us know so that we can include you in Legacy Society events
The Legacy Society is a great way to honor someone, celebrate a special event, or establish an ongoing memorial.
For information on how to establish a fund through the Legacy Society, contact Darla Akin at 817-258-6404 or Darla@mealsonwheels.org.
Other Ways to Help
Donate When You Shop for Groceries
Did you know you can contribute to Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County just by shopping at Albertson’s, Kroger, or Tom Thumb? At Albertson’s, just ask your cashier to scan our Community Partners barcode with each grocery purchase. Through Kroger’s Community Rewards and Tom Thumb’s Good Neighbor Program, all you have to do is link your reward card to Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County. Each time you have one of these barcodes scanned, we will get a percentage of what you spend!
- Albertson’s Community Partners barcodes
- Kroger Neighbor to Neighbor enrollment form
- Tom Thumb Good Neighbor enrollment form
Donate When You Shop Online
Raise money for Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County just by searching the web and shopping online!
GoodSearch.com is a Yahoo-powered search engine that donates a penny per search to a user-designated charity. Use it just as you would any search engine, and watch the donations add up!
GoodShop.com is an online shopping mall that donates up to 30% of each purchase to your favorite cause. Hundreds of great stores have teamed up with GoodShop, and every time you place an order, you’ll be supporting Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County.
And if you download the GoodSearch – Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County toolbar, we will earn money every time you shop and search online even if you forget to go to GoodShop or GoodSearch first! Add the Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County toolbar at http://www.goodsearch.com/toolbar/mode/.
Meals On Wheels Car Donation Program
Donate your used car, van, truck, boat with a trailer, or recreational vehicle to Meals On Wheels seven days a week, 24 hours a day. It’s as easy as filling out the online auto donation form. The form is found on the Meals On Wheels Association of America website; please select “TX Meals On Wheels of Tarrant County” as the program that you would like the proceeds to benefit. We accept any vehicle, regardless of age and condition!
Prefer to speak to a person? Please have your title in hand and call 1-888-MOW-KAR1 (1-888-669-5271).
Hours of operation: Mon.–Thu. 8 a.m.–7 p.m., Fri. 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
You may also donate your vehicle by fax.
Free Pickup and Other Benefits
- Free towing whether it’s running or not. You can donate your automobile anywhere in the U.S.
- Eliminate the hassle of repairing, advertising, and selling your car by letting courteous, trained staff handle all the details.
- Qualify for an IRS tax deduction.
- Your donation directly supports our programs and services.
Maximize Your Car Donation Tax Deduction in Moments
Simply call our toll-free number 1-888-MOW-KAR1 (1-888-669-5271) with the year, make, and model of your vehicle; the general condition; and the vehicle identification number. Have your title or lien in hand. We will handle the rest. Our friendly operators are glad to answer any questions you have. They will arrange a convenient time for free auto towing and mail your required tax form documentation within six weeks. Meals On Wheels has partnered with the Melwood Charity Car Donation Center, a nonprofit agency, to manage and operate our vehicle donation program. Melwood, since 1963, has provided job training and employment for over 2,000 individuals with disabilities.
Vehicle donations are tax deductible. Our organization has been designated by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) charity. The best practice is to consult with a tax professional on how to maximize your tax deduction since every car donation and tax situation is unique. In general, the IRS limits the tax deduction to the gross proceeds from the sale of the car, truck, or other vehicle. Charitable contributions must be itemized on Schedule A of Form 1040 to qualify. If the gross proceeds exceed $500, Form 1098C “Contributions of Motor Vehicles, Boats, and Airplanes” and Form 8283 “Noncash Charitable Contributions” must also be completed and attached. Forms 1098C and 8283 are required to be provided to the donor within 30 days of the sale of the vehicle. To learn more about the donor’s responsibilities before making a car donation, please consult the “Donors Guide to Vehicle Donations” found in IRS Publication 4303.