About Meals on Wheels Central Texas
Meals on Wheels and More is one of the largest meal-delivery organizations in Central Texas, distributing 3,000 meals each business day to homebound older adults and people with disabilities. Part of the Austin community since 1972, MOWAM believes in holistic case management and also offers the following services to our clients through our many programs: minor and major home repairs; grocery shopping assistance; a monthly supply of shelf-stable groceries; extra, daily, shelf-stable meals for the nutritionally at-risk; veteran services; problem-solving therapies; rural meal delivery; Alzheimer's respite; and pet food and pet health care for our clients’ dogs and cats. For more information, please visit www.mealsonwheelsandmore.org.
MOWAM is a 501 c 3 organization and is independent and locally-run. We are a member of the Meals on Wheels Association of America, but receive no funds from it.
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Meals on Wheels and More has been selected as one of Austin American-Statesman’s 2014 Top Workplaces based on employee satisfaction.
"It is a truly gift to be employed by an organization that allows you to make a difference in your own community everyday."
"We are positively affecting the lives of thousands of people. What could be better?"
"It is rewarding to have a positive impact on those in the community who are in need. As a workplace, I absolutely love the flexibility and the philosophy that family and health are a priority at Meals on Wheels and More."
Meals on Wheels and More began in 1972 as an East Austin-based, grassroots organization staffed by only eight volunteers. Together, they cooked and delivered meals to 29 homebound seniors three times a week.
Within five years, the organization, then called United Action for the Elderly, Inc., began receiving grants and expanded to serve an average of 330 people six times a week. Ten years after that, 14 cooking sites had been established, and an average of 175,000 meals was being prepared each year.
In 1994, the organization changed its name to Meals on Wheels and More. By this time, additional programs such as Handy Wheels and Groceries to Go – had been incorporated, and the meal-delivery program was serving over 1,000 people.
Today, Meals on Wheels and More provides service to nearly 5,000 persons in need with the help of more than 7,000 volunteers offering programs designed to keep our clients healthy and living independently with dignity.