IS MMOW A CHARITY?
Yes, MMOW is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations to MMOW are deductible to the extent allowed by the IRS code. Tax receipts are provided for donors.
WHAT SERVICES DOES MMOW PROVIDE?
MMOW organizes volunteers to deliver hot lunches and personal visits to homes of frail, chronically ill, isolated, or disabled individuals regardless of age or financial circumstances. Meals are generally provided on an on-going basis; however, MMOW can provide short-term assistance during recovery or rehabilitation.
Wholesome food, lively conversation, dominoes, cards, and bingo make MMOW’s luncheons a “not-to-be-missed” special occasion regardless of whether the participants are lifelong residents or new to the community. MMOW whole-heartedly welcomes any senior who needs a meal or fellowship. Reservations are not required at most centers.
MMOW’s “Stocking Tree” provides personal wrapped gifts for home meal recipients during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. MMOW engages the community to create special memories and ensure that no homebound senior is forgotten during the holidays.
Since 2002, MMOW has partnered with Metroport Rotary Club which purchases and assembles shelf-stable winter meals for delivery in November so that homebound participants have readily available food in case inclement weather prevents regular delivery.
Volunteers deliver special bags of food and household supplies to homebound participants. These non-perishable items are provided as a bonus to supplement hot, home-delivered meals throughout the year to ensure that there is always something nutritious readily available.
MMOW’s collaboration with Southlake Teen Court provides Ensure and Boost nutritional supplements to MMOW. Supplements are available to participants at no cost.
Designated excess food from Food Harvest partner restaurants is frozen and donated to MMOW for distribution to participants. MMOW utilizes the food as bonus meals for individual participants, or when quantities permit, to supplement the menu for senior center meals.
MMOW’s Pet Patrol collaboration with Don’t Forget to Feed Me helps participants take better care of their pets by providing good nutrition and assisting with veterinary care costs. Research has proven that pet companionship improves the quality of life for someone who is older and alone.
HOW LONG HAS MMOW BEEN PROVIDING SERVICES?
MMOW’s home delivered meals program began in 1980; senior center luncheons began in 1981.
WHAT DOES “METROPORT” MEAN?
Metroport describes the area between DFW Airport and Alliance Airport. MMOW provides services that extend from DFW Airport west to Boyd in Wise County, south of the City of Denton and north of North Loop 820 in Fort Worth.
WHAT COMMUNITIES DOES MMOW SERVE?
MMOW serves home-delivered meals in three counties.
Tarrant County: Bedford, Colleyville, Euless, Grapevine, Haslet, Hurst, Keller, North Richland Hills, Richland Hills, Southlake, Watauga, and Westlake.
Denton County: Argyle, Bartonville, Flower Mound, Highland Village, Justin, Northlake, Roanoke, and Trophy Club.
Wise County: Aurora, Boyd, Newark, and Rhome.