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Program Overview

Our cause is simple – to improve the lives of the homebound elderly in Montgomery County.

As one of the most pressing public health problems of our time, Meals on Wheels has a solution that benefits everyone – the senior, their family, the volunteer, and the community.

As we age, we enter a continuum of physical decline. Most of us will reach a point where we are not ready for nursing home care, but do need assistance to remain at home. Social Security and Medicare, although important as we age, do not provide services to prepare meals for the disabled. Local family members are often overwhelmed, while those at a distance are unable to provide daily physical support.

This reality leaves many of our homebound elderly hungry and isolated.

Programs

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels in an efficient and robust solution, yet so simple. The homebound elderly receive the nutrition they need, a smiling face at their door, and the opportunity to remain at home – where they want to live.

Economically, the impact is immense. With help from hundreds of volunteers, Meals on Wheels Montgomery County delivers an entire year’s worth of meals to one homebound person at a cost lower than one day in a hospital or six days in a nursing home.

As the only organization in Montgomery County to offer meal delivery services to the homebound elderly, our work is especially critical. Each weekday, our Meals on Wheels program cooks and delivers more than 550 hot meals to homebound seniors in Montgomery County.

Click here to learn more about how we serve seniors in Montgomery County.

Breakfast Bags – Assembly and Saturday Delivery

Breakfast Bags provide a nonperishable meal to homebound seniors to help them through the weekend. Volunteers host a food drive or purchase the food items, decorate the bags, then assemble the food items into those bags at a time and location of their choosing. Some do it one time, others on a monthly or quarterly basis – it’s totally up to you! Learn more about how you can support our Breakfast Bags program.

NEW! Breakfast Bags are now delivered to seniors on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. Registration to deliver the bags is on a first come first serve basis, you are not committed to volunteering on a weekly basis as you are with regular meal delivery. For a list of upcoming delivery dates, and to register online, visit our Volunteer Events page.

Senior Rides

Imagine needing to go to the grocery store, a hair appointment, or even a doctors appointment, and not having a way to get there. This is an obstacle faced by hundreds of elderly people in our community that simply want to remain healthy and self-sufficient.

Senior Rides is a curb-to-curb service providing disability-compliant transportation to seniors and the disabled within Montgomery County, helping our neighbors remain an active part of our community.

Meals on Wheels Montgomery County owns and operates a fleet of buses that provide rides within Montgomery County. We also contract with Harris County RIDES for additional cab services.

Learn more about this program and you are able to support this critical service.

Group Dining

As part of a successful collaboration with the Commissioners of Precinct 2, 3, and 4, Meals on Wheels Montgomery County caters hot meals in the three senior centers listed below. The Commissioners then provide the staffing, activities, and oversight for seniors wishing to eat and socialize in their community center.

For details, or to enroll in group dining, please click here to learn more.

Meals on Wheels Montgomery County operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, and national origin in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. For more information, download our Title VI Notice (click here for Spanish).

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Meals on Wheels Montgomery CountyFriday, August 18th, 2017 at 11:15pm
SWBC Mortgage - back as presenting sponsor for the 2nd annual Great Pumpkin Shoot. We're so glad to have you back - thank you!
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Meals on Wheels Montgomery CountyFriday, August 18th, 2017 at 8:15am
Join us behind the scenes, meet the staff and see how we feed 550 seniors each weekday!
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Meals on Wheels Montgomery CountyThursday, August 17th, 2017 at 8:15am
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Breakfast Bag delivery is now open through the end of the year! Get the scoop & register - mowmc.org/volunteer-events
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Meals on Wheels Montgomery CountyWednesday, August 16th, 2017 at 11:15pm
It's that time of year! Wrapping up another fun-filled summer with our awesome student and family volunteers - wishing you all a happy 1st day of school!
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Meals on Wheels Montgomery CountyWednesday, August 16th, 2017 at 8:25am
Watch the men of Montgomery County strut their stuff at the Style Show! A portion of proceeds helps feed local, homebound seniors.
Next Thursday, 8/24 - 5pm
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Meals on Wheels Montgomery CountyTuesday, August 15th, 2017 at 11:15pm
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