Serving over 1,100 seniors and adults with disabilities in the Abilene area.
“The mission of Meals on Wheels Plus is to enhance the quality of life for seniors and other eligible adults by providing nutritionally balanced meals and supportive services.” The meals are delivered to the homes by approximately 700 trained volunteers. Meals on Wheels serves people who live in Abilene, Ballinger, Eula, Hamby, Hawley, Hodges, Potosi, and Winters. SUPPORT MEALS ON WHEELS PLUS
Two - $10,000.00 Challenge Grants!
Most of us know about challenge grants and how they work, but these two are a little different.
Meals on Wheels Plus has been offered two special grants by two organizations who have a great interest in Meals on Wheels. HERE IS HOW THEY WORK: Both Foundations will match dollar for dollar all donations received between now and December 15, 2016. That means for every one dollar you give, we will receive two. However, to be eligible for the matching funds, we must also recruit 25 new volunteers for each challenge. That’s $20,000.00 and 50 new volunteers. The deadline is December 15, 2016.
Our success depends on your involvement! If you are already delivering meals, tell your friends and co-workers about your experience, bring them with you on your route, and see if they would be interested in delivering a route of their own. If you are not currently a volunteer or have volunteered in the past, please consider delivering a route. A staff member or trained volunteer will accompany you the first time you deliver and provide training, so you will be comfortable and confident when you begin delivering.
WE CAN ONLY DO THIS WITH YOUR HELP. If you know of someone who might be interested in volunteering or just learning more about volunteer opportunities, go to Volunteer or contact Meals On Wheels Plus at 325-672-5050.
Remember, it will take both new volunteers and matching contributions to meet this special challenge.
Holiday Meals for the Homebound
Please stop by our “Holiday Meals” booth at the Mall of Abilene from 24 November through 24 December. We will be accepting donations to purchase food to prepare a delicious holiday meal for our clients. Please remember each $5.00 donated pays for one holiday meal. Our booth is located between Zales and the Shoe Dept. (across from Santa’s Village).
Volunteers are needed to sit and accept donations at our table. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinators at (325) 672-5050.
We are looking forward to seeing you this holiday season.
Breakfast Program Suspended Due to Lack of Funding
Meals on Wheels Plus is temporarily suspending its three-day-a-week breakfast program due to a financial shortfall. The community can help by making financial donations and also by volunteering to deliver meals. Whenever a volunteer driver isn’t available for a route, a staff person has to fill in and is paid mileage, which adds to expenses. To donate money or to volunteer, contact the office at 672-5050 or donate online. Checks may be mailed to Meals on Wheels Plus, 717 N. 10th St., Abilene, 79601.