Meals on Wheels Collin County exists to give much-needed support to Collin County older adults and individuals with disabilities, ensuring they are eating regularly while offering companionship
Meals on Wheels Collin County was established in 1976 as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with the purpose of serving Meals on Wheels to promote better nutrition among elderly residents in Collin County. The first older adult nutrition program began in 1977 with 100 meals being served daily at three of our local senior centers. Since then, the program has expanded to provide daily, nutritious meals and social interaction to approximately 2,000 unduplicated, homebound, older, or disabled adults throughout Collin County. Those at greater risk of malnutrition are also eligible to receive supplemental weekend and breakfast meals.
In 2022, MOWCC is prepared to provide an unprecedented 360,000 meals for an expected 2,500 unduplicated clients. On-going preparations are being made now to put MOWCC in a position for success amid rising needs.
The primary goal of all programs is to prevent premature placement in long-term care facilities due to insufficient nutrition and other isolation-related issues. The following successes were reported on our most recent client survey:
· 95% of clients experienced a self-reported improvement in health as a result of proper nutrition.
· 66% of home-delivered meals clients experienced a reduction in emergency hospital visits.
· 94% of clients believe Meals on Wheels services help them continue to live better within their own homes.
Meals on Wheels Collin County can feed one senior for an entire year at the same cost as just one day in the hospital.
Thanks to generous community support, we were able to provide over 298,000 meals last fiscal year to more than 2,000 clients (October 2020 through September 2021).
Looking for our services for a local senior? Visit our Programs page for more information or:
Call our office at (972) 562-6996
Contact social workers at (202) 963-6288