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Mission Statement: 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.

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Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit charitable organization that started in 1973 as a collaboration between 11 faith-based organizations in downtown Fort Worth to bring food to the elderly in the central city area. We incorporated in 1977, assumed responsibility of the Arlington Meals On Wheels in 1980, and now serve all of Tarrant County.

We provide home-delivered meals, professional case management, and other needed items or services to elderly and disabled homebound residents in response to several community needs: malnutrition, food insecurity, social isolation, poor mental and physical health, etc. Most of our clients have aged in place, living in the same home for many years. This home is where they feel safe and comfortable. The majority of our clients were self-sufficient and productive their entire life; they now can no longer remain at home without help.

Without our services, many would live in a nursing home or have other full-time care before they really need it. That means they could end up in an expensive facility where they don't need most of the available services.

In a recent study of hunger among the elderly in the United States, Texas ranked fourth highest in the number of seniors going to bed hungry. We can deliver meals to one homebound person for an entire year at a cost lower than one day in a hospital or six days in a nursing home. And our home-delivered meals program saves money for taxpayers, who often subsidize the cost of nursing home care for those who cannot afford it.

 

A volunteer force of 4,000+ delivers meals to 4,000+ people each year who truly need our help in neighborhoods throughout Tarrant County. Special volunteers also deliver blankets, fans, supplemental groceries, medical equipment, pet food, and other items essential to help clients maintain their independence. Volunteers not only deliver meals but also, perhaps even more importantly, show concern, love, and compassion. For many clients, volunteers are the only people they see each day.

Meals On Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County, 320 South Freeway, Fort Worth, Texas 76104 . Tel: 817-336-0912 . info@mealsonwheels.org
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