This program serves residents of Tarrant County, Texas (greater Fort Worth, Texas).
If you do not reside in Tarrant County, please visit the Meals On Wheels Association of America website to find the appropriate meal-delivery program in your area.
Select the Level of Services Needed
- Home-Delivered Meals Plan
Home-Delivered Meals plan participants may receive two meals per day, Monday through Friday, delivered around lunchtime to their front door by caring volunteers. The hot, noontime meal includes an entrée, two vegetables, bread, dessert, and a beverage. The second meal is a refrigerated breakfast meal that is intended to be eaten the following morning.
As part of our Home-Delivered Meals program, Meals On Wheels of Tarrant County offers several meal options to meet the individual needs of our clients. These nutritionally-balanced meals are delivered to the front door of our homebound, elderly, disabled, and food-insecure clients. We prepare and deliver approximately 1.4 million meals per year right here in Tarrant County.Home-Delivered Meals Options:
- Hot Meals — Hot noontime meals are delivered each weekday by caring volunteers who also provide a friendly smile and a daily safety check. Lunchtime meals consist of an entree, two side dishes, bread, dessert, and a beverage.
- Weekend Meals — Clients who need additional nutritional support may qualify for weekend meals. These frozen meals are delivered on Friday along with the regular hot-meal delivery.
- Breakfast Meals — Many clients need a greater level of care and qualify for breakfast meals in addition to our regular noontime meal. Breakfast meals are refrigerated and intended to be eaten the following morning.
- Frozen Meals — Some clients cannot be home for a hot-meal delivery and will receive a weekly delivery of frozen meals. This option is designed to offer flexibility for clients who have regularly-scheduled dialysis or other medical procedures. Food insecure clients may also benefit from this option.
Qualification Criteria: Home-Delivered Meals are available to those who live in Tarrant County, Texas who are homebound for any length of time, are physically or mentally unable to prepare nutritious meals for themselves, and who have no one in their home to help them on a regular basis. There are no age or income restrictions and no one is ever approved or denied services based on their ability to make a voluntary contribution toward the cost of the services provided.
Meals are planned by licensed, registered dietitians and meet the dietary guidelines established by the U.S. Government.
To select the Home-Delivered Meals Plan, click here to complete the online referral form.
- Adult Activity Centers
Adult activity center participants age 60 and over enjoy planned activities that stimulate the body and mind and improve their overall well-being. In addition to a delicious lunchtime meal, participants benefit from social interactions with friends, which help combat senior isolation and loneliness. You DO NOT need a referral to attend an adult activity center. Simply click here to get a list of adult activity centers, their locations, and other information. Why people of any age may attend an adult activity center, you must be age 60 and over to receive a meal. Simply contact the adult activity center of your choice to learn more. If an individual is interested in attending an adult activity center, but lacks transportation, he or she may qualify for limited transportation assistance.
Do You Need Food, But Don’t Qualify for Our Services?
If you or the person you are referring are in need of food and do not meet the eligibility criteria for our services listed above, please contact the Tarrant Area Food Bank at TAFB.org. From their homepage, click on the “Find Food” link and enter your address to be directed to a food pantry near you.